Jefferson Davis Death to Traitors Medal

Description (Brief)
This medal was made by the Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut around 1861. 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 medals. This medal was struck in reaction to the secession of the Confederacy and the election of its President, Jefferson Davis.
Obverse: Image of a man being hanged on a gallows. The legend reads: JEFFERSON DAVIS 1861.
Reverse: Legend reads: DEATH TO TRAITORS.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
medal, political
referenced
Davis, Jefferson
maker
Scovill Manufacturing Company
Measurements
overall: 2.5 cm; in
ID Number
1981.0296.1128
accession number
1981.0296
catalog number
1981.0296.1128
subject
Industry & Manufacturing
Government, Politics, and Reform
Scovill Manufacturing Collection
event
Civil War
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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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