Large flag campaign banner
For president, Abram Lincoln.
For vice president, Hannibal Hamlin.
This is a large (approximately 23″ x 35″) campaign banner printed in color on cotton. The flag has 33 stars… along with a sideways portrait of Lincoln, and the presidential candidate’s name is misspelled.
These campaign pins were made by inserting tintype photographs into metal casings, each one decoratively embossed with the candidate’s name and the year 1860. The actual badges are both about 1″ in diameter.
Presidential campaign banner: Lincoln & Hamlin
The Union must and shall be preserved
Free speech, Free homes, Free territory
For President Abraham Lincoln of Illinois
For Vice President Hannibal Hamlin of Maine
Protection to American Industry
Published by W H Rease, Philadelphia, 1860; courtesy LOC