Abraham Lincoln Campaign Medal

Description (Brief)
This presidential campaign medal 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 medals.
Obverse: Bust of Abraham Lincoln facing right. legend reads: ABRAHAM LINCOLN/ IN GOD WE TRUST/ 25.
Reverse: Image of an eagle with shield, clutching arrows and an olive branch in its talons. The legend reads: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA/ FOREVER INSEPERABLE 1864.
Currently not on view
Object Name
medal, political
Lincoln, Abraham
Scovill Manufacturing Company
overall: 2.5 cm; in
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Industry & Manufacturing
Government, Politics, and Reform
Scovill Manufacturing Collection
Presidential Campaign of 1864
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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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