Pinback button featuring Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass

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2 images
Created by
Unidentified
Subject of
President Lincoln, Abraham, American, 1809 - 1865
Douglass, Frederick, American, 1818 - 1895
Medium
ink on paper with metal and plastic
Dimensions
H x W: 1 3/4 x 1 3/4 in. (4.4 x 4.4 cm)
Type
buttons (information artifacts)
Date
1960s
Description
A round pinback button featuring a black-and-white photographic portrait of Abraham Lincoln on the proper left and a black-and-white photographic portrait of Frederick Douglass on the proper right. The portraits are in the center against a cream background. A gold colored border surrounds the outside edge of the button with bands of blue with white stars at the top and bottom center and bands of white with red stripes at the right and left center.
Topic
African American
Politics (Practical)
Race relations
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2010.77.2
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Political and Activist Ephemera
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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