Franklin Pierce Campaign Medal

Description (Brief)
This campaign medal was made by the Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut around 1852. 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 medal is holed in the top so it could be worn.
Obverse: Bust of Franklin Pierce facing right. Legend reads: GEN FRANK PIERCE THE STATESMAN & SOLDIER.
Reverse: Legend reads: FOR PRESIDENT GEN. FRANK PIERCE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, FOR VICE PRESIDENT WILLIAM R. KING OF ALABAMA.
Location
Currently not on view
depicted
Pierce, Franklin
referenced
King, William Rufus Devane
maker
Scovill Manufacturing Company
Measurements
overall: 2.5 cm; in
ID Number
1981.0296.1146
accession number
1981.0296
catalog number
1981.0296.1146
related event
Presidential Campaign of 1852
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Government, Politics, and Reform
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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