Henry Clay Button

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
Object Name
medal, political
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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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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