Robert Anderson Advertising Badge

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Description (Brief)
This advertising badge was made by the Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut during the mid-19th century. 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: Melainotype photograph of Major Robert Anderson facing forward. The text reads: OUR FLAG'S PROTECTOR. MAJ. ANDERSON.
Reverse: bears the text: ABBOT & COMPANY, MELAINOTYPE PORTRAITS, PICTURES, BUSINESS CARDS, Medals, &c./ WATERBURY, CONN.--- 143 NASSAU-ST. N.Y.
Location
Currently not on view
depicted
Anderson, Robert
maker
Scovill Manufacturing Company
Measurements
overall: 2.5 cm; in
ID Number
1981.0296.1251
accession number
1981.0296
catalog number
1981.0296.1251
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Work and Industry: Production and Manufacturing
Industry & Manufacturing
Scovill Manufacturing Collection
Military
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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