Abraham Lincoln Medal

Description (Brief)
This medal was made by the Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut in 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 campaign medals. The medal has a hole in its top so that it could be worn on an article of clothing.
Obverse: Bust of Abraham Lincoln facing right. Legend that reads: ABRAHAM LINCOLN PRESIDENT OF THE U.S. /WAR OF 1861.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
medal, political
depicted
Lincoln, Abraham
maker
Scovill Manufacturing Company
Measurements
overall: 3 cm; 1 3/16 in
ID Number
1981.0296.1131
accession number
1981.0296
catalog number
1981.0296.1131
related event
Civil War
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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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