Horatio Seymour Campaign Medal

Description (Brief)
This campaign medal was made by the Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut around 1869. 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.
Obverse Busts of Horatio Seymour and Francis Blair facing right. The legend reads: H. SEYMOUR. F.P. BLAIR.
Reverse: The legend reads: NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES 1869-1873/ FOR PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
medal, political
depicted
Seymour, Horatio
Blair, Jr., Francis P.
maker
Scovill Manufacturing Company
Measurements
overall: 3.8 cm; 1 1/2 in
ID Number
1981.0296.1191
accession number
1981.0296
catalog number
1981.0296.1191
related event
Presidential Campaign of 1868
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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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