Abraham Lincoln Campaign Badge

Description (Brief)
This presidential campaign badge was made by the Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut around 1864. 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 star-shaped badge likely had a pin attached to its back, allowing it to be worn on an article of clothing.
Obverse: Tintype photograph of Abraham Lincoln, labeled “A. Lincoln, 1864” above his head.
Location
Currently not on view
depicted
Lincoln, Abraham
maker
Scovill Manufacturing Company
Measurements
overall: 4.5 cm x 4.7 cm; 1 3/4 in x 1 7/8 in
ID Number
1981.0296.1107
accession number
1981.0296
catalog number
1981.0296.1107
related event
Presidential Campaign of 1864
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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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