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Scarce Welcome to the Home of Lincoln Illinois Attorney Association Badge

SKU: EP3110

Availability: In stock

$395.00

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Scarce Abraham Lincoln badge with both an Ilinois and attorney theme. The badge features three parts, a convex glossy disc / button at the bottom in a simple frame, a patriotic red, white and blue ribbon and a top attachment pin.
On the front the disc/ button shows a photo of Lincoln surrounded by the words "Welcome to the Home of Lincoln" and the reverse text says "States Attorneys Association, Illinois - 1902".

The front of the disc/button features a photo of Abraham Lincoln that was taken from one of the earliest known photographs of Lincoln. The original photo was taken in 1857 by Alexander Hessler just prior to Lincoln's Senate nomination. As the story goes, members of the bar in Illinois arranged for the sitting by Lincoln, which ties in with the theme on the reverse from the States Attorneys Association Illinois.

The only one of these scarce items we have ever seen. Ideal for the Lincoln, Illinois or an attorney looking for an amazing piece of Lincoln, Illinois or attorney history.

Scarce Welcome to the Home of Lincoln Illinois Attorney Association Badge

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Historical Notes

"I have a letter from Mr. Hesler stating that [Lincoln] came in and made arrangements for the sitting, so that the members of the bar could get prints. Lincoln said at the time that he did not know why the boys wanted such a homely face. Joseph Medill went with Mr. Lincoln to have the picture taken. He says that the photographer insisted on smoothing down Lincoln's hair, but Lincoln did not like the result, and ran his fingers through it before sitting. — H. W. Fay of DeKalb, Illinois

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Historical Notes "I have a letter from Mr. Hesler stating that [Lincoln] came in and made arrangements for the sitting, so that the members of the bar could get prints. Lincoln said at the time that he did not know why the boys wanted such a homely face. Joseph Medill went with Mr. Lincoln to have the picture taken. He says that the photographer insisted on smoothing down Lincoln's hair, but Lincoln did not like the result, and ran his fingers through it before sitting. — H. W. Fay of DeKalb, Illinois
Condition used
Product Condition Very good, small spots on the edge of the disc/button and three areas of pulling of the threads on the ribbon, and a very small spot of oxidation at the top pin attachment on the reverse, none of which detract from the scarcity of the item
size 2.75" x 4.25"
Price $395.00

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