Presidential Campaign Luggage Tag

Description (Brief)
The Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut produced this luggage tag around 1904. 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 shield-shaped luggage tag that bears the inscription “ROOSEVELT AND FAIRBANKS.” Theodore Roosevelt and Charles Fairbanks were elected President and Vice President in 1904.
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Roosevelt, Theodore
Fairbanks, Charles Warren
Scovill Manufacturing Company
overall: 4.6 cm x 4.3 cm; 1 13/16 in x 1 11/16 in
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Presidential Campaign of 1904
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Work and Industry: Production and Manufacturing
Industry & Manufacturing
Scovill Manufacturing Collection
Government, Politics, and Reform
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National Museum of American History


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