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Door Knocker depicting Abraham Lincoln

Object Number: 
1926.12
Date: 
1865-1900
Medium: 
Brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 1/4 x 3 1/4 x 3/4 in. ( 13.3 x 8.3 x 1.9 cm )
Marks: 
struck: on back of plate: "4088/ RDNOC514" cast: on front of plate: "Fourscore and seven years ago...../.....Abraham Lincoln"
Description: 
Brass door knocker with text of Gettysburg addressed cast onto plate; oval medallion of Abraham Lincoln flanked by pair of oak boughs forms handle.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Samuel V. Hoffman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group