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DescriptionAbraham Lincoln: Ribbon with Tintype and History of Its Owner. Framed presentation including a 2.5" x 6.75" silk campaign ribbon for the 1860 Republican candidate (spotting and loss, as shown, with fading of the original aqua color) and a ninth-plate tintype of its youthful owner. He has written a caption: "This Badge was worn in a Lincoln Parade the fall of 1860 in the City of New Castle Pa by Smith R Reed.  I also voted for Lincoln for President the fall of 1864 at Fairfax Virginia ." Apparently, Smith not only enlisted underage in the Union Army, but he voted underage in the general election. It is most unusual to have a period photo of the voter along with the badge he wore, and a Union veteran at that! Not examined outside of frame.
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