Campaign Badge Frame

Description (Brief)
This presidential campaign badge housing was made by the Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut in the 1860s. 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 badge. This is an example of the brass housing that various tintype photographs could be inserted into to form a campaign badge.
Obverse: Legend reads: OUR CHOICE FOR PRESIDENT
Reverse: Legend reads: FOR VICE PRESIDENT.
Currently not on view
Object Name
medal, political
Scovill Manufacturing Company
overall: 2.8 cm; 1 1/8 in
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Industry & Manufacturing
Government, Politics, and Reform
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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