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. The tintype photograph of Lincoln is set into a circular brass frame. This badge most likely had a pin attached to its back, allowing it to be worn.
Obverse: Tintype photograph of Abraham Lincoln, labeled “A. Lincoln, 1864.”
Location
Currently not on view
depicted
Lincoln, Abraham
maker
Scovill Manufacturing Company
Measurements
overall: 2.5 cm; in
ID Number
1981.0296.1108
accession number
1981.0296
catalog number
1981.0296.1108
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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