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John Clement Bell (1860 - 1944)

Lot 62: Campaign Ferrotype for the 1860 Constitutional Union Party -- Ferrotypes on Each Side Feature Candidates John Bell & Edward Everett

Nate D Sanders Auctions

July 27, 2017
Los Angeles, CA, US

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Campaign ferrotype for the 1860 Constitutional Union party, featuring the ticket of John Bell for President and Edward Everett for Vice President. The Constitutional Union party opposed southern secession and, though unsuccessful in the election, were influential in the Wheeling Convention where West Virginia broke from Virginia in 1861 to form its own state, allied with the Union. Circular ferrotypes are mounted in brass, with Bell appearing on one side and Everett appearing on the other. Measures 1.75'' in diameter. Some emulsion loss to Everett image, otherwise near fine. REGISTER TO BID AT NATE D. SANDERS AUCTIONS.

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