Franklin D. Roosevelt Commemorative Token

Description (Brief)
This token was made by the Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut during the mid- 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.
Obverse: Bust of Franklin D. Roosevelt facing left. Legend: 32ND PRESIDENT, U.S.A./ 1933-1945/ FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT.
Reverse: "A NEW DEAL"/ "ONWARD AMERICA"/ ASST. SEC. OF THE NAVY. GOVERNOR OF NEW YORK WAS MADE PRESIDENT DURING A PERIOD OF GREAT ECONOMIC DEPRESSION BECAME THE FIRST U.S. PRESIDENT TO BE ELECTED FOR FOUR TERMS.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
medal, political
depicted
Roosevelt, Franklin Delano
maker
Scovill Manufacturing Company
Measurements
overall: 2.5 cm; in
ID Number
1981.0296.1294
accession number
1981.0296
catalog number
1981.0296.1294
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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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