John A. Bell Campaign Badge

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Description (Brief)
This presidential campaign badge was made by the Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut around 1860. The Scovill Company was established in 1802 as a button manufacturer, and is still in business today. Scovill is an important example of early American industrial manufacturing that adapted armory machines to mass-produce a variety of consumer goods including buttons, daguerreotype mats, and campaign badges.
Obverse: Tintype photograph of John Bell, labeled John Bell, set into red cloth.
Reverse: Tintype photograph of Edward Everett, labeled Edward Everett, set into red cloth.
Currently not on view
Bell, John
Everett, Edward
Scovill Manufacturing Company
overall: 2.4 cm; 15/16 in
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Presidential Campaign of 1860
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National Museum of American History


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