John C. Breckinridge Campaign Badge

Description (Brief)
This badge 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 badges. This badge has a hole in the frame so that it could be worn.
Obverse: Tintype photograph of John C. Breckinridge, labeled J.C. BRECKINRIDGE.
Reverse: Tintype photograph of Joseph Lane, labeled JOSEPH LANE.
Currently not on view
Object Name
medal, political
Scovill Manufacturing Company
overall: 2.4 cm; 15/16 in
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Industry & Manufacturing
Scovill Manufacturing Collection
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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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