Winfield Scott Campaign Medal

Description (Brief)
This presidential campaign medal was made by the Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut around 1852. 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 campaign medals.
Obverse: Bust of Winfield Scott facing right. The legend reads: GEN. WINFIELD SCOTT/ FIRST IN WAR FIRST IN PEACE.
Reverse: Spread-winged eagle with shield, clutching a laurel branch in one talon and three arrows in the other. Legend reads: SCOTT & GRAHAM/ UNION & CONSTITUTION.
Currently not on view
Object Name
medal, political
Scott, Winfield
Graham, William Alexander
Scovill Manufacturing Company
overall: 3.9 cm; 1 9/16 in
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
related event
Presidential Campaign of 1852
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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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