Photographic Times Commemorative Medal

Description (Brief)
This medal was made by the Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut in 1889.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 buttons, daguerreotype mats, and campaign medals. The medal has a hole so it could be worn.
Obverse: Bust of Louis Daguerre facing left. The legend reads: PRESENTED BY/ 1839-1889/ THE PHOTOGRAPHIC TIMES
Reverse: The legend reads: SOUVENIR OF THE SEMICENTENNIAL OF PHOTOGRAPHY/ AUGUST 1889
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
medal
maker
Scovill Manufacturing Company
Measurements
overall: 4.9 cm; 1 15/16 in
ID Number
1981.0296.1610
accession number
1981.0296
catalog number
1981.0296.1610
subject
Industry & Manufacturing
Photography
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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