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The medal is a brass, seven-pointed star badge attached to a white silk ribbon; The ribbon features an image of the Wide Awakes shield, and the medal features the Wide Awakes' signature eye emblem
Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
Approximate Creation Date
5 3/4 inches (length)
Materials and Techniques Display
silk ribbon and brass
Ribbon: ORIGINAL / WIDE AWAKE.; Medal: ORIGINAL HARTFORD WIDE AWAKES / ORG'D MARCH MARCH 7, 1860
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Lincoln Young Men's Wide Awake Club; Presidents--United States--Election--1860
coins & medals
[Physical ID#]: [Title], Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana, Mississippi State University Libraries.
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