Abraham Lincoln Campaign Medal

Description (Brief)
This presidential campaign medal 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 has a hole in the top so it could be worn.
Obverse: Tintype photograph of Abraham Lincoln, the legend on the rim reads: LINCOLN & HAMLIN.
Reverse: Tintype photograph of Hannibal Hamlin, the legend on the rim reads: 1860.
Location
Currently not on view
depicted
Lincoln, Abraham
Hamlin, Hannibal
maker
Scovill Manufacturing Company
Measurements
overall: 1.6 cm; 5/8 in
ID Number
1981.0296.1082
accession number
1981.0296
catalog number
1981.0296.1082
related event
Presidential Campaign of 1860
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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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