[Unidentified African American boy standing in front of painted backdrop showing American flag and tents ; campaign button with portraits of Lincoln on one side and Johnson on the opposite side are attached to inside cover of case] (LOC)

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    [Unidentified African American boy standing in front of painted backdrop showing American flag and tents ; campaign button with portraits of Lincoln on one side and Johnson on the opposite side are attached to inside cover of case]

    [between 1861 and 1865]

    1 photograph : sixth-plate tintype ; 9.8 x 8.8 cm (case)

    Notes:
    Title devised by Library staff.
    Case: Berg, 3-95.
    Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2010; (DLC/PP-2010:105).
    Lincoln and Johnson campaign button purchased from: Iron Gate Antiques, Turnersville, New Jersey, 2007.

    Subjects:
    Lincoln, Abraham,--1809-1865--Associated objects.
    Johnson, Andrew,--1808-1875--Associated objects.
    African Americans--Children--1870-1880.
    Boys--1870-1880.
    United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Children.

    Format: Buttons (Information artifacts)--1860-1870.
    Portrait photographs--1860-1870.
    Ambrotypes--1860-1870.

    Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication.

    Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA, hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print

    Part Of: Ambrotype/Tintype filing series (Library of Congress) (DLC) 2010650518
    Liljenquist Family collection (Library of Congress) (DLC) 2010650519

    More information about this collection is available at hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.lilj

    Persistent URL: hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppmsca.26463

    Call Number: AMB/TIN no. 2178

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    1. ambivalent sleuth 48 months ago | reply

      How did treasures like this get away from the family? That's a story in itself.

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