Abraham Lincoln Campaign Badge

Abraham Lincoln Campaign Badge

Description (Brief)
This presidential campaign badge was made by the Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut around 1860. The Scovill Company was established in 1802 as a button manufacturer and is still in business today. Scovill was an early industrial American innovator, adapting armory manufacturing processes to mass-produce a variety of consumer goods including buttons, daguerreotype mats, and campaign badges.
This badge features a photograph of Abraham Lincoln in a brass oval frame. The badge was likely attached to a pin so it could be worn.
Location
Currently not on view
depicted
Lincoln, Abraham
maker
Scovill Manufacturing Company
Measurements
overall: 1.5 cm x 1.2 cm; 9/16 in x 1/2 in
ID Number
1981.0296.1068
accession number
1981.0296
catalog number
1981.0296.1068
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Work and Industry: Production and Manufacturing
Industry & Manufacturing
Scovill Manufacturing Collection
Government, Politics, and Reform
Data Source
National Museum of American History

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