Horatio Seymour Campaign Badge

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.”
Location
Currently not on view
depicted
Seymour, Horatio
maker
Scovill Manufacturing Company
Measurements
overall: 3.2 cm x 2.8 cm; 1 1/4 in x 1 1/8 in
ID Number
1981.0296.1164
accession number
1981.0296
catalog number
1981.0296.1164
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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

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