1864 Abraham Lincoln/Andrew Johnson Presidential Campaign Medal, GAULT Ferrotype

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1864 Abraham Lincoln/Andrew Johnson Presidential Campaign Medal, GAULT Ferrotype
John Gault’s “FOR PRESIDENT - ABRAHAM LINCOLN” Legend 1864 Lincoln Presidential Campaign Ferrotype
1864 Abraham Lincoln & Andrew Johnson Presidential Campaign. Ferrotype Photograph Medal With Attached Silk Ribbon. John Gault’s (Encased Postage Style) Patent. Gilt Brass. Political and Patriotic. DeWitt/Sullivan AL 1864-94. King #145. Choice About New.
25mm. An impressive choice quality example has its original thin White Silk Ribbon, used for suspension still partially intact! The obverse design has dual Patriotic Union Shields decorating the moon shaped openings. The flat circular metallic Gilt Brass frame bearing oak and olive wreath and six stars with the large Inscription, “FOR PRESIDENT - ABRAHAM LINCOLN.” The reverse has Tintype Portrait of Andrew Johnson with an olive wreath encircling the portrait and the large Inscription surround reading, “FOR VICE PRESIDENT - ANDREW JOHNSON” with stars to the right and left. John Gault’s master Patent date is on lower rim in tiny letters, “Pat AUG. 12, 1862.” A historic political Abraham Lincoln Presidential Campaign item that is also directly related to the collecting of Encased Postage Stamps as both were designed and produced under the original U.S. Patent of John Gault. This specimen measures about 1” in diameter, is holed at top as made for suspension, and remarkably still retains a portion of the original white and black silk suspension ribbon! The central obverse Tintype Photograph Portrait of a “bearded” Abraham Lincoln is from 1864. Both Tintype photographs are clear with some irregularities on Lincoln's face portrait and a circle of emulsion disturbance around Andrew Johnson's image. Both Portraits are very well centered. A nice original example of this important 1864 Presidential Campaign. Ferrotype by Civil War Period Encased Postage Stamp maker John Gault’s Design.