1853 Exhibition of All Nations Medal

Description (Brief)
This medal was made by the Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut around 1853. 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 various consumer goods including buttons, daguerreotype mats, and medals.
Obverse: Image of the New York Crystal Palace. Legend: BUILDING FOR THE EXHIBITION OF THE INDUSTRY OF ALL NATIONS/ NEW YORK/ MDCCCLIII.
Reverse: Wreath with two different branches. Legend: THE FIRST PILLAR WAS ERECTED OCTOBER 30th 1852/ OPENED MAY 2nd/ 1853/ MESSrs GARSTENSEN & GILDEMIESTER/ ARHCITECHTS.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
medal
maker
Scovill Manufacturing Company
Measurements
overall: 5.2 cm; 2 1/16 in
ID Number
1981.0296.1609
accession number
1981.0296
catalog number
1981.0296.1609
subject
Industry & Manufacturing
Scovill Manufacturing Collection
See more items in
Work and Industry: Production and Manufacturing
Scovill Manufacturing Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Additional Media

Visitor Comments

Add a comment about this object

**Please read before submitting the form**

Have a comment or question about this object to share with the community? Please use the form below. Approved comments will appear on this page and may receive a museum response (but we can't promise). Please note that we generally cannot answer questions about your own artifacts or tell you how much they are worth.

Have a question about anything else, or would you prefer a personal response? Please visit our FAQ or contact page.

Personal information will not be shared or result in unsolicited e-mail. See our privacy policy.

Image CAPTCHA
Enter the characters shown in the image.