Samuel J. Tilden Campaign Medal

Description (Brief)
This presidential campaign medal was made by the Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut around 1876. 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.
Obverse: Bust of Samuel J. Tilden facing forward. Legend: FOR PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA/CENTENNIAL 1876 SAMUEL J TILDEN.
Reverse: Bust of Thomas Hendricks facing forward. Legend: FOR VICE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES of AMERICA/ CENTENNIAL 1876 THOS. A. HENDRICKS.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
medal, political
depicted
Tilden, Samuel J.
Hendricks, Thomas A.
maker
Scovill Manufacturing Company
Measurements
overall: 3.1 cm; 1 1/4 in
ID Number
1981.0296.1159
accession number
1981.0296
catalog number
1981.0296.1159
subject
Industry & Manufacturing
Government, Politics, and Reform
Scovill Manufacturing Collection
event
Presidential Campaign of 1876
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Work and Industry: Production and Manufacturing
Scovill Manufacturing Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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