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    Millard Fillmore: 1856 Ferrotype Clothing Button. 3/8" (10 mm.) shank button with ferrotype portrait of Millard Fillmore, copied from the portrait by Mathew Brady. A matching piece exists for James Buchanan. Ferrotypes (more properly, melainotypes) were invented in late 1855. This, and the Buchanan mate, were early attempts to use the photographic process in the production of presidential campaign buttons. Excellent condition.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2015
    7th Saturday
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