Henry Clay Campaign Medal

Henry Clay Campaign Medal

Description (Brief)
This presidential campaign medal was made by the Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut around 1824.The Scovill Company was established in 1802 as a button manufacturer and 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 Henry Clay facing right. The legend reads: HENRY CLAY AND THE AMERICAN SYSTEM
Reverse: There are two leaves around the central legend: UNITED WE STAND.
Location
Currently not on view
depicted
Clay, Henry
maker
Scovill Manufacturing Company
Measurements
overall: 2.7 cm; 1 1/16 in
ID Number
1981.0296.1218
accession number
1981.0296
catalog number
1981.0296.1218
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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

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