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. This badge has a photo set into a bronze circle with a pink and lucent inset.
Obverse: Tintype photograph of Horatio Seymour and Francis Blair on the obverse, the photos are labeled, “SEYMOUR” and “BLAIR.”
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
medal, political
depicted
Seymour, Horatio
Blair, Jr., Francis P.
maker
Scovill Manufacturing Company
Measurements
overall: 2.7 cm; 1 1/16 in
ID Number
1981.0296.1166
accession number
1981.0296
catalog number
1981.0296.1166
related event
Presidential Campaign of 1868
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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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