An early campaign portrait of Republican presidential candidate Abraham Lincoln. The bust portrait is based on Samuel M. Fassett's October 1859 photograph of the Illinois Republican. Below it is a small allegorical vignette of an eagle with a shield, holding a streamer with the words "State Sovereignty" and "National Union." Beyond the eagle are a locomotive and train (left) and a steamboat (right). Holzer ("The Lincoln Image") reproduces another, larger campaign portrait of Lincoln issued by Mendel in June 1860.