Presidential candidates

Presidential candidates in 1860, from left: Abraham Lincoln, Republican Party; John C. Breckinridge, of Kentucky, the southern half of the Democratic Party; and Sen. Stephen A. Douglas, the northern half of the Democratic Party. A fourth candidate, Tennessean John Bell, not pictured, of the Constitutional Union Party, was also a nominee.

( Smithsonian Institute )

Presidential candidates in 1860, from left: Abraham Lincoln, Republican Party; John C. Breckinridge, of Kentucky, the southern half of the Democratic Party; and Sen. Stephen A. Douglas, the northern half of the Democratic Party. A fourth candidate, Tennessean John Bell, not pictured, of the Constitutional Union Party, was also a nominee.

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