Abraham Lincoln Campaign Medal

Description (Brief)
This presidential campaign medal was made by the Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut around 1864. Scovill was an early industrial American innovator, adapting armory manufacturing processes to mass-produce a variety of consumer goods.
Obverse: Labeled busts of Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson facing each other. Busts are surrounded by four flags, a shield on the bottom reads “War for the Union,” a eagle is perched at the top with a scroll that reads “FREEDOM TO ALL MEN.”
Reverse: REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES 1864/ FOR PRESIDENT/ ABRAHAM LINCOLN OF ILLINOIS/ FOR VICE PRESIDENT/ ANDREW JOHNSON OF TENNESSEE.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
medal, political
depicted
Lincoln, Abraham
Johnson, Andrew
maker
Scovill Manufacturing Company
Measurements
overall: 4.1 cm; 1 5/8 in
ID Number
1981.0296.1297
accession number
1981.0296
catalog number
1981.0296.1297
related event
Presidential Campaign of 1864
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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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