Samuel J. Tilden Campaign Medal

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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
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
related event
Presidential Campaign of 1876
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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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