Horace Greeley Campaign Medal

Description (Brief)
This campaign medal was made by the Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut in 1872. 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. This medal was made with a loop so it could be worn on clothing.
Obverse: Bust of Horace Greeley facing right. Legend reads: HORACE GREELEY PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE 1872.
Reverse: Legend reads: UNIVERSAL AMNESTY & IMPARTIAL SUFFRAGE.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
medal, political
depicted
Greeley, Horace
maker
Scovill Manufacturing Company
Measurements
overall: 2.8 cm; 1 1/8 in
ID Number
1981.0296.1145
accession number
1981.0296
catalog number
1981.0296.1145
related event
Presidential Campaign of 1872
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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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