Abraham Lincoln Campaign Medal

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Description (Brief)
This presidential campaign medal was made by the Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut around 1860. 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.
Obverse: Bust of Abraham Lincoln facing right. The legend reads: ABRAHAM LINCOLN.
Reverse: Crossed rails in the center. The legend reads: THE PEOPLES CHOICE 1860/ LINCOLN & HAMLIN/ FREEDOM & PROTECTION.
Location
Currently not on view
depicted
Lincoln, Abraham
referenced
Hamlin, Hannibal
maker
Scovill Manufacturing Company
Measurements
overall: 3.8 cm; 1 1/2 in
ID Number
1981.0296.1613
accession number
1981.0296
catalog number
1981.0296.1613
related event
Presidential Campaign of 1860
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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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