Horatio Seymour Campaign Badge

Description (Brief)
This presidential campaign badge 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. The photo is set into a six-pointed star that was meant to be worn on clothing.
Obverse: Tintype photograph of Horatio Seymour that is labeled “SEYMOUR.”
Currently not on view
Seymour, Horatio
Scovill Manufacturing Company
overall: 3.2 cm x 2.8 cm; 1 1/4 in x 1 1/8 in
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National Museum of American History