John A. Bell Campaign Badge

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.
Location
Currently not on view
depicted
Bell, John
Everett, Edward
maker
Scovill Manufacturing Company
Measurements
overall: 2.4 cm; 15/16 in
ID Number
1981.0296.1302
accession number
1981.0296
catalog number
1981.0296.1302
related event
Presidential Campaign of 1860
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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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