Ulysses S. Grant 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 medals.
This badge has a tintype photograph of both Ulysses Grant and Schuyler Colfax that is labeled above their heads, “GRANT and COLFAX.” The photo is set into a circular frame with a pink background, and the frame is set into a six-sided star.
Location
Currently not on view
depicted
Grant, Ulysses S.
Colfax, Schuyler
maker
Scovill Manufacturing Company
Measurements
overall: 3.2 cm x 2.8 cm; 1 1/4 in x 1 1/8 in
ID Number
1981.0296.1179
accession number
1981.0296
catalog number
1981.0296.1179
related event
Presidential Campaign of 1868
See more items in
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

Comments

Add a comment about this object