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
Object Name
medal, political
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
subject
Industry & Manufacturing
Scovill Manufacturing Collection
Government, Politics, and Reform
See more items in
Work and Industry: Production and Manufacturing
Scovill Manufacturing Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

Visitor Comments

Add a comment about this object

Submit a comment or ask a question about this object using the form below. Submissions are moderated and may receive a curator response. Please note that we cannot evaluate or appraise your personal artifacts. For other questions or general inquiries please visit our FAQ or contact page.

Personal information will not be shared or result in unsolicited e-mail. See our privacy policy.

Image CAPTCHA
Enter the characters shown in the image.