Lot of 2 Lincoln-related pinbacks.
Lincoln Benefit Society, ca 1910. Verso back paper: "Manufactured by / St. Louis Button Co / St. Louis, Mo. / Pat. Aug. 8 '99" Diam. 1 in. (25 mm). Pictures Abraham Lincoln standing over a seated Sojourner Truth. The Lincoln Benefit Society was a fraternal and insurance organization for African Americans in Wilson, North Carolina led by prominent citizen and postmaster, Samuel Vick.
Emancipation Proclamation, 1863-1913, ca 1913. Verso back paper: "The Whitehead & Hoag Co. / Buttons / Badges / Novelties / and Signs / Newark, N.J." Diam. 0.8 in. (21 mm) Text surrounds profile bust of Lincoln. Commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation.
Minute brown spots to lower edge of Lincoln Benefit Society badge, with some spotting and pencil writing to paper back.
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