Honest Abe of the West Wide Awakes 1860 Presidential Election Medal
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.
Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
Approximate Creation Date
3/4 inch (diameter)
Materials and Techniques Display
obverse: ABRAHAM LINCOLN, / NATUS. FEB. 12. 1809. reverse: ABRA-HAM LIN-COLN / WIDEAWKAES / HONEST ABE OF THE WEST
Lincoln, Abraham 1809-1865; Lincoln Young Men's Wide Awake Club; Presidents--United States--Election--1860
[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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