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 campaign medals.
Obverse: Bust of Rutherford B. Hayes facing left. Legend: RUTHERFORD B. HAYES FOR PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES.
Reverse: Wreath at bottom. Shield of the United States with a fasces, the shield reads “1876.” Shield is surrounded by four flags, with a claw grasping a key.
Currently not on view
Hayes, Rutherford B.
Scovill Manufacturing Company
overall: 3.1 cm; 1 1/4 in
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related event
Presidential Campaign of 1876
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center


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