Ulysses S. Grant Campaign Badge

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Description (Brief)
This medal 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 medals.
Obverse: Tintype photograph of Ulysses S. Grant, labeled “GRANT.” The legend around the rim reads: FOR PRESIDENT.
Reverse: Tintype photograph of Schuyler Colfax, labeled “COLFAX.” The legend around the rim reads: FOR VICE PRESIDENT.
Location
Currently not on view
depicted
Grant, Ulysses S.
Colfax, Schuyler
maker
Scovill Manufacturing Company
Measurements
overall: 2.4 cm; 15/16 in
ID Number
1981.0296.1125
accession number
1981.0296
catalog number
1981.0296.1125
related event
Presidential Campaign of 1868
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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