Abraham Lincoln Campaign Medal

Description (Brief)
This campaign medal was made by the Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut around 1860. 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 campaign medals.
Obverse: Bust of Abraham Lincoln facing left. The legend reads: ABRAHAM LINCOLN REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE FOR PRESIDENT 1860.
Reverse: Legend: THE GREAT RAILSPLITTER OF THE WEST MUST & SHALL BE OUR NEXT PRESIDENT. The legend is surrounded by a rail fence with animals sitting on the rails.
Location
Currently not on view
depicted
Lincoln, Abraham
maker
Scovill Manufacturing Company
Measurements
overall: 3.5 cm; 1 3/8 in
ID Number
1981.0296.1211
accession number
1981.0296
catalog number
1981.0296.1211
related event
Presidential Campaign of 1860
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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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