Grand Army of the Republic Membership Medal

Description (Brief)
This Grand Army of the Republic Membership Medal was made by the Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut around 1868. 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: Depiction of a sailor and a soldier shaking hands in front of Lady Liberty, with a women and child between them. The legend around the rim reads: GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC VETERAN 1864-1866.
Location
Currently not on view
referenced
Grand Army of the Republic
maker
Scovill Manufacturing Company
Measurements
overall: 1.8 cm; 11/16 in
ID Number
1981.0296.1135
accession number
1981.0296
catalog number
1981.0296.1135
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Work and Industry: Production and Manufacturing
Industry & Manufacturing
Scovill Manufacturing Collection
Military
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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