William Henry Harrison Campaign Medal

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Description (Brief)
This presidential campaign medal was made by the Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut around 1841. 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 buttons, daguerreotype mats, and campaign medals.
Obverse: Bust of William Henry Harrison facing left. The legend reads: MAJ. GEN. W.H. HARRISON/1841.
Reverse: Spread-winged eagle with shield, clutching a laurel branch and three arrows in its’ talons. In the eagle’s beak is a ribbon that reads: O IT TIP.
Currently not on view
Harrison, William Henry
Scovill Manufacturing Company
overall: 2.6 cm; 1 in
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National Museum of American History


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