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 badges. This badge has a hole in the top so it could be worn.
Obverse: Tintype photograph of Abraham Lincoln, the legend on the rim reads: LINCOLN & HAMLIN.
Reverse: Tintype photograph of Hannibal Hamlin, the legend on the rim reads: 1860.
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