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March 1, 2015 10:00 AMCalender

Abraham Lincoln Ambrotype Campaign Button

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Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2786BLocation: BostonDate / Time: March 01, 2015 10:00AM


Abraham Lincoln Ambrotype Campaign Button, photograph by Matthew Brady (1809-1865),c. 1860, depicting Abraham Lincoln as the presidential candidate in what is known as the "Cooper Union" portrait, within a stamped gilt-metal frame, the back with pin, clasp, and an orange printed card reading "FOR PRESIDENT/Hon. Abraham Lincoln./MANUFACTURED BY/GEO. CLARK, Jr., & Co./AMBROTYPE ARTISTS/No. 59 Court Street./BOSTON.," (minor imperfections),2 5/8 x 2 1/8 in.

Provenance: By descent through the family of James Clark Todd.
Estimate $4,000-6,000

minor gilt wear to frame, minor imperfections in image, minor wear to orange card on back, minor loss at lower left at frame, about the 7 o'clock position.

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Abraham Lincoln, Cooper Union, stamped gilt-metal frame, Matthew Brady, PRESIDENT, presidential candidate, Jr. & Co., Clark Todd, James Clark Todd