Theodore Roosevelt Commemorative Token

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Description (Brief)
This 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 commemorative tokens.
Obverse: Bust of Theodore Roosevelt facing left. Legend: 26th PRESIDENT, U.S.A./1901-1909/THEODORE ROOSEVELT
Reverse: "TEDDY"/COLONEL OF THE ROUGH RIDERS IN WAR WITH SPAIN/GOVERNOR OF NEW YORK/VICE PRESIDENT./BECAME PRESIDENT UPON DEATH OF MCKINLEY,/BUILT PANAMA CANAL,/ THE TRUST BUSTER/"SPEAK SOFTLY AND CARRY A BIG STICK."
Location
Currently not on view
depicted
Roosevelt, Theodore
maker
Scovill Manufacturing Company
Measurements
overall: 2.6 cm; 1 in
ID Number
1981.0296.1651
catalog number
1981.0296.1651
accession number
1981.0296
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Scovill Manufacturing Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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