Stephan A.Douglas Presidential Campaign Medal

Object Number: 
1945.96
Date: 
1860
Medium: 
Brass
Dimensions: 
diameter: 1 1/16 in. ( 2.7 cm )
Description: 
Brass struck medal with obverse depicting clothed bust of Stephan Douglas facing left with legend: "DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE/STEPHEN A. DOUGLAS"; date below bust truncation: "1860." Reverse contains the Great Seal of the United States with surrounding legend: "LIBERTY UNION AND EQUALITY."
Gallery Label: 
Stephen A. Douglas (1813-1861) was born and educated in Vermont, but moved to Illinois in 1833. He served as a Democrat in the U.S. Congress from 1843-1861. He sought the nomination for the presidency in 1852 and 1856, both times without success. In 1860 he received the nomination a third time, but was defeated by Abraham Lincoln.
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Creative: Tronvig Group