Abraham Lincoln Campaign Medal

Description (Brief):

This presidential campaign medal 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 medals.

Description (Brief)

Obverse: Bust of Abraham Lincoln facing right. legend reads: ABRAHAM LINCOLN/ IN GOD WE TRUST/ 25.

Description (Brief)

Reverse: Image of an eagle with shield, clutching arrows and an olive branch in its talons. The legend reads: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA/ FOREVER INSEPERABLE 1864.

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


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Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Scovill, Inc.

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1981.0296.1109Accession Number: 1981.0296Catalog Number: 1981.0296.1109

Object Name: medal, political

Physical Description: silver (overall mateiral)Measurements: overall: 2.5 cm; in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ad-0859-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1379946

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