Zachary Taylor Campaign Medal

Description (Brief)
This presidential campaign medal was made by the Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut around 1848.The Scovill Company 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 campaign medals.
Obverse: Bust of Zachary Taylor facing left. Legend: MAJOR GENL. Z. TAYLOR NEVER SURRENDERS.
Reverse: Eagle perched on a plaque surrounded by four flags and two swords. Plaque reads: PALO ALTO/RESACA DE LA PALMA/MONTEREY/BUENA VISTA. Legend: I ASK NO FAVORS & I SHRINK FROM NO RESPONSIBILITY.
Currently not on view
Object Name
medal, political
Taylor, Zachary
Scovill Manufacturing Company
overall: 4.1 cm; 1 5/8 in
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Industry & Manufacturing
Government, Politics, and Reform
Scovill Manufacturing Collection
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Work and Industry: Production and Manufacturing
Scovill Manufacturing Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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