John C. Breckinridge Campaign Badge

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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 that 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 rim of this badge has a hole so it could be worn.
Obverse: Tintype of John Breckinridge. The rim’s legend reads: JOHN. C. BRECKINRIDGE 1860.
Reverse: Tintype of Joseph Lane. The rim’s legend reads: JOSEPH LANE 1860.
Location
Currently not on view
depicted
Breckinridge, John C.
Lane, Joseph
maker
Scovill Manufacturing Company
Measurements
overall: 2.5 cm; in
ID Number
1981.0296.1090
accession number
1981.0296
catalog number
1981.0296.1090
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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