George B. McClellan Campaign Badge

Description (Brief):

This presidential campaign badge was made by the Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut around 1864. The Scovill Company was established in 1802 as a button manufacturer that 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.

Description (Brief)

Obverse: Tintype photograph of George B. McClellan in a brass frame. The frame has two shields flanking the photograph. Legend reads: FOR PRESIDENT G. B. McCLELLAN.

Description (Brief)

Reverse: Tintype photograph of George H. Pendleton. The legend reads: FOR VICE PRESIDENT GEO. H. PENDLETON.

Date Made: ca 1864

Depicted: McClellan, George B.Pendleton, George HuntMaker: Scovill Manufacturing Company

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Connecticut, Waterbury

Related Event: Presidential Campaign of 1864


See more items in: Work and Industry: Production and Manufacturing, Government, Politics, and Reform, Industry & Manufacturing, Scovill Manufacturing Collection


Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Scovill, Inc.

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1981.0296.1101Accession Number: 1981.0296Catalog Number: 1981.0296.1101

Object Name: medal, political

Physical Description: tintype (overall material)brass (overall material)Measurements: overall: 2.5 cm; in


Record Id: nmah_1379937

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