Abraham Lincoln Campaign Badge

Description (Brief)
This presidential campaign badge was made by the Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut around 1860. 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. There is a hole at the top of the frame to allow for the badge to be strung and worn.
Obverse: Tintype photograph of Abraham Lincoln set into a brass oval frame. The photo is labeled: ABRAHAM LINCOLN.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
medal, political
depicted
Lincoln, Abraham
maker
Scovill Manufacturing Company
Measurements
overall: 4.2 cm x 3.2 cm; 1 5/8 in x 1 1/4 in
ID Number
1981.0296.1182
accession number
1981.0296
catalog number
1981.0296.1182
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