War Between the States

Celluloid pin back button with a full color bust view illustration of President Abraham Lincoln with gold background on the obverse. This is what is known as the famous $5 bill pose. The original image was taken by Anthony Berger, of Mathew Brady's Gallery, in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, February 9, 1864. The button measures 1 1/4 x 1 1/4. Complete with the original pin on the reverse. Circa early 1900's. Very fine condition.

WBTS Trivia: Thirty years after the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, his eldest son, Robert Todd Lincoln said, "I have always thought this Brady photograph of my father to be the most satisfactory likeness of him."

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