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: BRYAN/1908/KERN. William Jennings Bryan and John Kern unsuccessfully ran for President and Vice President on the Democratic ticket in 1908.
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Bryan, William Jennings
Kern, John W.
Scovill Manufacturing Company
overall: 3.6 cm x 3.7 cm; 1 7/16 in x 1 7/16 in
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Presidential Campaign of 1908
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Scovill Manufacturing Collection
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National Museum of American History


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