Ulysses S. Grant Campaign Medal

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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related event
Presidential Campaign of 1872
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center


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