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    Abraham Lincoln: "Speed Portrait" Ferrotype. This unusual 20 mm. x 26 mm. gem badge has a ferrotype portrait of Lincoln known as the "Speed" portrait. Lincoln had received a Bible from Joshua Speed's mother and later reciprocated the gift with an inscribed, personalized photo to her. Ever since, it has been known as the "Speed Portrait". Although the portrait was taken in 1861, this badge was likely made for use in the 1864 presidential campaign. The ferrotype surface is smooth and glossy. It is quite rare.

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    Auction Dates
    May, 2012
    12th Saturday
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