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    Douglas & Johnson: A Magnificent Example of the Largest Size 47 mm 1860 "Doughnut" Ferrotype. Like the Lincoln example, Breckinridge and Bell versions also offered in this auction, these prized "giant" ferros just don't come any nicer. The ferro surfaces on each side are flawless, and much of the original silvering, often completely gone, remains. Like the other three, it also retains its original suspension loop, almost never seen. Douglas, of course, is widely viewed as Lincoln's principal opponent in that fragmented 1860 election, even though fellow-Democrat Breckinridge won more electoral votes than he did. Douglas had bested Old Abe in 1858 Illinois senatorial contest, but Lincoln would turn the tables in 1860. Pictured on page 256 of Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.'s Running for President: The Candidates and Their Images.

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    Auction Dates
    June, 2018
    2nd-3rd Saturday-Sunday
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