George B. McClellan Campaign Badge

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Description (Brief)
This 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. This badge has a hole in the rim indicating it was worn.
Obverse: Labeled photograph of George B. McClellan. The rim is inscribed: THE CONSTITUTION AS IT IS 1864.
Reverse: Labeled photograph of George Pendleton. Stars around the rim. Legend reads: PAT. APR 2, 1861.
Location
Currently not on view
depicted
McClellan, George B.
Pendleton, George Hunt
maker
Scovill Manufacturing Company
Measurements
overall: 2.7 cm; 1 1/16 in
ID Number
1981.0296.1129
accession number
1981.0296
catalog number
1981.0296.1129
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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