Horatio Seymour Campaign Badge

Description (Brief)
This presidential campaign badge was made by the Scovill Manufacturing Company 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 badges.
Obverse: Tintype photograph of Horatio Seymour, labeled “H. SEYMOUR.” Legend reads: OUR CHOICE FOR PRESIDENT.
Reverse: Tintype photograph of Francis Blair labeled “F.P. BLAIR.” The legend around the rim reads: FOR VICE PRESIDENT.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
medal, political
depicted
Seymour, Horatio
Blair, Jr., Francis P.
maker
Scovill Manufacturing Company
Measurements
overall: 2.8 cm; 1 1/8 in
ID Number
1981.0296.1178
accession number
1981.0296
catalog number
1981.0296.1178
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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