Badge promoting Abraham Lincoln for president, 1864. Brass shell with inset ferrotype, suspended by red, white and blue silk ribbon from eagle clasp. Similar to DeWitt AL 1864-85. Portrait of Lincoln to half left, set in raised oval with flying eagle above, flag at each side, and crossed ribbons inscribed, E PLURIBUS UNUM, below. Portrait dark and shell and clasp are patinated; clasp missing arrow points.
A rare badge that comes on the market very infrequently, with comps garnering four figures when they have appeared at auction. While condition on this one is not perfect, it still has abundant visual appeal and you're unlikely to see another offered for less than $1000.