Henry Clay Button

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Description (Brief)
This presidential campaign button was made by the Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut around 1824. 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, buttons, and campaign medals.
Obverse: Profile image of Henry Clay facing right an independent presidential candidate in 1824.
Location
Currently not on view
depicted
Clay, Henry
maker
Scovill Manufacturing Company
Measurements
overall: 1.3 cm; 1/2 in
ID Number
1981.0296.1184
accession number
1981.0296
catalog number
1981.0296.1184
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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