Presidential Campaign Luggage Tag

Description (Brief)
The Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut produced this luggage tag around 1908. Scovill 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, medals, coins, and tokens.
This Presidential campaign novelty is a square-shaped luggage tag with the inscription: TAFT/1908/SHERMAN. William Taft and James Sherman were elected President and Vice President in 1908.
Location
Currently not on view
referenced
Taft, William H.
Sherman, James Schoolcraft
maker
Scovill Manufacturing Company
Measurements
overall: 3.6 cm x 3.7 cm; 1 7/16 in x 1 7/16 in
ID Number
1981.0296.1237
accession number
1981.0296
catalog number
1981.0296.1237
related event
Presidential Campaign of 1908
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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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