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 square luggage tag that bears the inscription: ROOSEVELT/1904/FAIRBANKS. Theodore Roosevelt and Charles Fairbanks were elected President and Vice President in 1904.
Location
Currently not on view
referenced
Roosevelt, Theodore
Fairbanks, Charles Warren
maker
Scovill Manufacturing Company
Measurements
overall: 3.6 cm x 3.7 cm; 1 7/16 in x 1 7/16 in
ID Number
1981.0296.1243
accession number
1981.0296
catalog number
1981.0296.1243
related event
Presidential Campaign of 1904
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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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