Ulysses S. Grant Commemorative Token

Description (Brief)
This token was made by the Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut during the early 20th century. Scovill 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 buttons, daguerreotype mats, and political tokens.
Obverse: Bust of Ulysses S. Grant facing left. Legend: 18TH PRESIDENT, U.S.A./ 1869-1877/ ULYSSES S. GRANT.
Reverse: "THE AMERICAN CAESAR"/ "UNCONDITIONAL SURRENDER"/ SECOND LIEUTENANT IN MEXICAL WAR ROSE RAPIDLY FROM CAPTAIN TO GENERAL OF UNION FORCES IN CIVIL WAR THE SILENT MAN OF APPOMATTOX.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
medal, political
depicted
Grant, Ulysses S.
maker
Scovill Manufacturing Company
Measurements
overall: 2.5 cm; in
ID Number
1981.0296.1285
accession number
1981.0296
catalog number
1981.0296.1285
subject
Industry & Manufacturing
Government, Politics, and Reform
Scovill Manufacturing Collection
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Work and Industry: Production and Manufacturing
Scovill Manufacturing Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Additional Media

Visitor Comments

3/22/2015 6:45:21 PM
Rachel Wheeler
I have one of these I found when I was a kid. Pretty interesting.
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