Ulysses S. Grant Campaign Badge

Description (Brief)
This star-shaped badge was made by the Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut around 1868. 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.
This badge features a tintype photograph of Ulysses S. Grant set into a star-shaped brass badge. This badge likely would have originally had a pin on the back so it could be worn.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
medal, political
depicted
Grant, Ulysses S.
Colfax, Schuyler
maker
Scovill Manufacturing Company
Measurements
overall: 1.7 cm; 11/16 in
ID Number
1981.0296.1097
accession number
1981.0296
catalog number
1981.0296.1097
subject
Industry & Manufacturing
Government, Politics, and Reform
Scovill Manufacturing Collection
event
Presidential Campaign of 1868
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Work and Industry: Production and Manufacturing
Scovill Manufacturing Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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