William McKinley Commemorative Token

Description (Brief)
This commemorative token was made by the Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut during the mid-20th century. 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 William McKinley facing left. The legend reads: 25th PRESIDENT, U.S.A./1897-1901/ASSASSINATED/WILLIAM McKINLEY.
Reverse: Legend reads: "LITTLE MACK"/MAJOR IN CIVIL WAR/CONGRESSMAN/GOVERNOR OF OHIO/SERVED AS PRESIDENT THROUGHOUT WAR WITH SPAIN/ASSASSINATED AT PAN AMERICAN EXPOSITION IN BUFFALO/"OUR MARTYRED PRESIDENT."
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
medal, political
depicted
McKinley, William
maker
Scovill Manufacturing Company
Measurements
overall: 2.6 cm; 1 in
ID Number
1981.0296.1646
catalog number
1981.0296.1646
accession number
1981.0296
subject
Industry & Manufacturing
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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