Abraham Lincoln Campaign Medal

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Description (Brief)
This presidential campaign medal was made by the Scovill Manufacturing Company around 1860. 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 campaign medals. The Republican Party depicted Lincoln as a rugged frontiersman, and used this motto to do so.
Obverse: Bust of Abraham Lincoln facing right. Legend: HON. ABRAHAM LINCOLN, 1860.
Reverse: Two men splitting rails, log cabin in the background. The legend reads: THE RAIL SPLITTER OF THE WEST.
Currently not on view
Lincoln, Abraham
Scovill Manufacturing Company
overall: 2.8 cm; 1 1/8 in
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Presidential Campaign of 1860
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National Museum of American History


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