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
Object Name
medal, political
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, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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