Humphrey Presidential Campaign Pin

Description (Brief)
The Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut produced this Hubert Humphrey Presidential campaign pin in 1968. 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, medals, coins, and tokens.
The circular white button bears the logo of three interlocking blue “H”s and the text “Humphrey” in red. The button has a pin on the back, allowing it to be worn. Humphrey unsuccessfully ran for President on the Democratic ticket in 1968.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
pin, campaign
referenced
Humphrey, Hubert H.
maker
Scovill Manufacturing Company
Measurements
overall: 2.9 cm; 1 1/8 in
ID Number
1981.0296.1300
accession number
1981.0296
catalog number
1981.0296.1300
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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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