Presidential Memorial Medal

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Description (Brief)
This memorial medal was made by the Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut during the 1840s. 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 commemorative medals.
Obverse: Bust portraits of Presidents, with labels: GEORGE WASHINGTON/ JOHN ADAMS/ THOMAS JEFFERSON/ JAMES MADISON/ JAMES MONROE/ JOHN QUINCY ADAMS/ ANDREW JACKSON/ MARTIN VAN BUREN.
Reverse: Two branches wreath rim. The central legend reads: FIRST PRESIDENT/ GEORGE WASHINGTON./ SECOND/ JOHN ADAMS./ THIRD/ THOMAS JEFFERSON./ FOURTH/ JAMES MADISON./ FIFTH/ JAMES MONROE./ SIXTH/ JOHN QUINCY ADAMS./ SEVENTH/ ANDREW JACKSONS./ EIGHTH/ MARTIN VAN BUREN.
Location
Currently not on view
depicted
Washington, George
Adams, John
Jefferson, Thomas
Madison, James
Monroe, James
Adams, John Quincy
Jackson, Andrew
Van Buren, Martin
maker
Scovill Manufacturing Company
Measurements
overall: 4.6 cm; 1 13/16 in
ID Number
1981.0296.1240
accession number
1981.0296
catalog number
1981.0296.1240
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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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