[Presidential Campaign Medal with Portraits of Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson]
After Thomas Le Mere (American, active 1860s)
Brady & Co. (American, active 1840s–1880s)
Image: 1.6 cm (5/8 in.), diameter
Overall: 2.5 cm (1 in.), diameter
Purchase, The Overbrook Foundation Gift, 2012
Not on view
The Lincoln tintype in this campaign medal is a reversed copy of a portrait print (Ostendorf O-92) made on February 9, 1864 by Thomas LeMere, an operator for Mathew B. Brady in his Washington, D.C. studio. The Johnson tintype is a copy of a portrait by an unknown maker. The unknown maker of the medal likely produced the object on a mass scale for the Republican Party to be given away or sold at their headquarters throughout the United States.
Inscription: Printed in photograph, obverse: "A. LINCOLN."; reverse: "A. JOHNSON."; stamped around edge of frame, obverse: "FOR PRESIDENT 1864"; reverse: "FOR VICE PRESIDENT 1864"; loop at top of frame for hanging.
[Nate D. Sanders, Inc.]
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Photography and the American Civil War," April 2, 2013–September 2, 2013.
Gibbes Museum of Art. "Photography and the American Civil War," September 27, 2013–January 5, 2014.
New Orleans Museum of Art. "Photography and the American Civil War," January 31, 2014–May 4, 2014.
Lorant, Stefan. Lincoln: A Picture Story of His Life. 1st ed. New York: Harper & Row, 1952.
Hamilton, Charles, and Lloyd Ostendorf. Lincoln In Photographs: An Album of Every Known Pose. 1st ed. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1963.
Tintype after an 1864 carte-de-visite of Lincoln by Thomas Le Mere for Brady & Company.