Abraham Lincoln 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. This star-shaped badge likely had a pin attached to its back, allowing it to be worn on an article of clothing.

Description (Brief)

Obverse: Tintype photograph of Abraham Lincoln, labeled “A. Lincoln, 1864” above his head.

Date Made: ca 1864

Depicted: Lincoln, AbrahamMaker: 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: 1981.0296.1107Accession Number: 1981.0296Catalog Number: 1981.0296.1107

Object Name: medal, political

Physical Description: tintype (overall material)brass (overall material)Measurements: overall: 4.5 cm x 4.7 cm; 1 3/4 in x 1 7/8 in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ad-0857-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1379943

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