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At the medal's obverse, a right-side profile image of Abraham Lincoln is depicted. At the medal's reverse, two rosettes are shown above and below the Wide Awakes text and are surrounded by a leafy wreath. The medal commemorates the Lincoln marching units - the Wide Awakes - a group which participated in marches and rallies in support of Lincoln during the 1860 Presidential Election. Provenance note: Sold by Chuck Hand, Paris, Illinois. Original number: Lot 1, K-71.

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

ca. 1860

Measurement

3/4 inch (diameter)

Materials and Techniques Display

white metal

Inscription

obverse: ABRAHAM LINCOLN, / NATUS. FEB. 12. 1809. reverse: ABRA-HAM LIN-COLN / WIDEAWKAES / HONEST ABE OF THE WEST

Creation Location

Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)

Work Type

medallion (medal)

Class

campaign paraphernalia

Rights

Copyright protected by Mississippi State University Libraries. Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair Use and Educational Use clauses of the U.S. Copyright Law may violate federal law. Permission to publish or reproduce is required.

ID

6134

Current Location

Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)

Repository

Mississippi State University Libraries

Digital Publisher

Mississippi State University Libraries (electronic version).

Contact Information

For more information about the contents of this collection, email sp_coll@library.msstate.edu.

Honest Abe of the West Wide Awakes 1860 Presidential Election Medal

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