James Polk Campaign Medal

Description (Brief)
This presidential campaign medal was made by the Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut around 1844. Scovill was an early industrial American innovator, adapting armory manufacturing processes to mass-produce a variety of consumer goods.
Obverse: Bust of James K. Polk and George M. Dallas facing each other ringed by stars. Over is a spread-winged eagle with an olive branch in its beak. The legend reads: POLK/ DALLAS./ 1844/ THE PEOPLE'S CANDIDATES.
Reverse: Seated female figure surrounded by a lamb, spinning wheel, and tobacco barrel, with a ship in the background. Legend: SUCCESS WILL CROWN OUR EFFORTS.
Currently not on view
Object Name
medal, political
Polk, James K.
Dallas, George M.
Scovill Manufacturing Company
overall: 4.4 cm; 1 3/4 in
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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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