Horatio Seymour Campaign Medal

Description (Brief)
This campaign 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: Busts of Horatio Seymour and Francis P. Blair, Jr. facing left. The legend reads: SEYMOUR & BLAIR 1868.
Reverse: The rim has a wreath around it, the legend reads: GENERAL AMNESTY, UNIFORM CURRENCY, EQUAL TAXES & EQUAL RIGHTS.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
medal, political
depicted
Seymour, Horatio
Blair, Jr., Francis P.
maker
Scovill Manufacturing Company
Measurements
overall: .5 cm x 2.7 cm; 3/16 in x 1 1/16 in
ID Number
1981.0296.1147
accession number
1981.0296
catalog number
1981.0296.1147
related event
Presidential Campaign of 1868
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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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