Ulysses S. Grant Campaign Badge

Ulysses S. Grant Campaign Badge

Description (Brief)
This presidential campaign badge was made by the Scovill Manufacturing Company around 1868. 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.
The badge features a tintype photograph of Ulysses S. Grant set into a brass frame, which would have originally been attached to a pin and displayed on clothing.
Location
Currently not on view
depicted
Grant, Ulysses S.
maker
Scovill Manufacturing Company
Measurements
overall: 1.7 cm; 11/16 in
ID Number
1981.0296.1069
accession number
1981.0296
catalog number
1981.0296.1069
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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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