Rutherford B. Hayes Campaign Medal

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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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Presidential Campaign of 1876
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National Museum of American History


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