Horace Greeley Campaign Medal

Description (Brief)
This presidential campaign medal was made by the Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut around 1872. 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. The outer brass rim is ringed with 21 stars and inscribed with the date 1872.
Obverse: Bust of Horace Greeley facing right. Legend: HORACE GREELEY/1872.
Reverse: Bust of Benjamin Brown facing right, the legend reads: B. GRATZ BROWN/1872.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
medal, political
depicted
Greeley, Horace
Brown, Benjamin G.
maker
Scovill Manufacturing Company
Measurements
overall: 2.4 cm; 15/16 in
ID Number
1981.0296.1188
accession number
1981.0296
catalog number
1981.0296.1188
related event
Presidential Campaign of 1872
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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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