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Object Name Handbill
Catalog Number 1996.54.28
Date 1860
Material(s) Paper;
Dimensions H-6.5 W-3.25 inches
Description This lists the Republican candidates for president and vice-president in the 1860 election. It also includes a list of electors. It is a white piece of paper printed with black ink. The text reads "REPUBLICAN TICKET./ For President./ ABRAHAM LINCOLN,/ OF ILLINOIS./ For Vice President./ HANNIBAL HAMLIN,/ OF MAINE./ Electors for President and Vice PResident/ of the United States./ Frederick Hassaurek, of Hamilton county./ Joseph M. Root, of Erie county..." It goes on to list the elector from each district. Someone has written 1860 at the top in pencil and "=119" next to the words Republican ticket and Abraham Lincoln's name. At the bottom is written "1860 ABRAHAM LINCOLN SLATE" in pen.
Notes This is part of the Drex Davis collection of political memorabilia at the Kentucky Historical Society.

Republican Abraham Lincoln defeated Democrat Stephen Douglas, Southern Democrat John C. Breckinridge, and Union Party candidate, John Bell in 1860 to win the presidency.
Collection Drexell R. Davis Collection
People Lincoln, Abraham
Hamlin, Hannibal
Subjects Presidential candidates
Presidential elections
Election posters
Election tickets
Search Terms Elections
Presidential campaigns
Presidential election
Presidential elections
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS