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The rectangular ornament features a reproduction of Nicholas H. Shepards' daguerreotype of Abraham Lincoln, the first authenticated image of Lincoln. Is is surrounded by an antique gold metal and features a red silk ribbon for hanging. The ornament was found inside of a Surratt Society envelope with a similar ornament featuring Mary Todd Lincoln.
Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
Approximate Creation Date
1 3/4 X 1 5/8 inches
Materials and Techniques Display
metal and textile
Christmas tree ornaments; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
souvenirs & novelties
[Physical ID#]: [Title], Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana, Mississippi State University Libraries.
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Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)
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