William McKinley 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 a variety of consumer goods including buttons, daguerreotype mats, and political tokens.
Obverse: Bust of William McKinley facing left. Legend: 25TH PRESIDENT, U.S.A./ 1897-1901/ ASSASSINATED/ WILLIAM McKINLEY.
Reverse: "LITTLE MACK"/ "OUR MARTYRED PRESIDENT"/ MAJOR IN CIVIL WAR CONGRESSMAN GOVERNOR OF OHIO SERVED AS PRESIDENT THROUGHOUT WAR WITH SPAIN ASSASSINATED AT PAN AMERICAN EXPOSITION IN BUFFALO.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
medal, political
depicted
McKinley, William
maker
Scovill Manufacturing Company
Measurements
overall: 2.5 cm; in
ID Number
1981.0296.1291
accession number
1981.0296
catalog number
1981.0296.1291
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

3/18/2015 8:55:59 AM
Paul Kostyak
Is this token gold? Thanks.
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