Ulysses S. Grant 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.
Obverse: Bust of Ulysses S. Grant facing the right, with two branches below the bust and the legend: GRANT.
Reverse: Bust of Henry Wilson with two branches below the bust and the legend: HENRY WILSON.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
medal, political
depicted
Grant, Ulysses S.
Wilson, Henry
maker
Scovill Manufacturing Company
Measurements
overall: 2.4 cm; 15/16 in
ID Number
1981.0296.1208
accession number
1981.0296
catalog number
1981.0296.1208
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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