William Henry Harrison Campaign Medal

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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
medal, political
depicted
Harrison, William Henry
maker
Scovill Manufacturing Company
Measurements
overall: 2.6 cm; 1 in
ID Number
1981.0296.1248
accession number
1981.0296
catalog number
1981.0296.1248
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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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