Rutherford B. Hayes Campaign Medal

Description (Brief)
This presidential campaign medal was made by the Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut around 1876.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 Rutherford Hayes facing forward. The legend reads: RUTHERFORD B. HAYES FOR PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES/CENTENNIAL 1876 AMERICA.
Reverse: Bust of William Wheeler facing forward. The legend reads: WM. A. WHEELER FOR VICE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES/ CENTENNIAL 1876 AMERICA.
Currently not on view
Object Name
medal, political
Hayes, Rutherford B.
Wheeler, William A.
Scovill Manufacturing Company
overall: 3.1 cm; 1 1/4 in
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Industry & Manufacturing
Government, Politics, and Reform
Scovill Manufacturing Collection
Presidential Campaign of 1876
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Work and Industry: Production and Manufacturing
Scovill Manufacturing Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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