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 various consumer goods including campaign medals. The medal has a hole in the top, allowing it to be worn.
Obverse: Bust of William Henry Harrison facing left. Legend: MAJ. GEN. W.H. HARRISON/BORN FEB 9, 1773.
Reverse: Log cabin with American flag, and barrel of hard cider. Legend: THE PEOPLES CHOICE/THE HERO OF TIPPECANOE.
Currently not on view
Harrison, William Henry
Scovill Manufacturing Company
overall: 2.9 cm; 1 1/8 in
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Work and Industry: Production and Manufacturing
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Scovill Manufacturing Collection
Government, Politics, and Reform
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National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center


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