New Hampshire Militia Button

Description (Brief)
The Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut produced this New Hampshire volunteer militia button around the middle of the 19th century. Scovill was established in 1802 as a button manufacturer that 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, medals, coins, and tokens.
The button has an image of a ship with oars and several men on the shore. The legend around the rim reads: NEW HAMPSHIRE/VOL. MILITIA.
Currently not on view
Scovill Manufacturing Company
overall: 3.2 cm; 1 1/4 in
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National Museum of American History