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This cloth campaign banner which promotes Abraham Lincoln and his first presidential running mate, Hannibal Hamlin, hangs in the hallway of the second floor, just outside Representatives Hall.

When the 1860 Republican National Convention nominated Lincoln, neither he or Hamlin attended the convention or had met face-to-face. Both men once served in Congress in the 1840s -- Lincoln in the U.S. House of Representatives and Hamlin in the Senate.

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