Ulysses S. Grant Campaign Medal

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Description (Brief)
This presidential campaign medal was made by the Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut around 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 campaign medals. The medal is holed at the top so it could be worn.
Obverse: Bust o f Ulysses S. Grant facing right. Legend: FOR PRESIDENT, U.S. GRANT.
Reverse: Spread-winged eagle with shield, clutching a laurel branch and three arrows in its talons. Legend: FOR VICE PRESIDENT H. WILSON 1872.
Currently not on view
Grant, Ulysses S.
Wilson, Henry
Scovill Manufacturing Company
overall: 2.4 cm; 15/16 in
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Presidential Campaign of 1872
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National Museum of American History