Abraham Lincoln Campaign Medal

Description (Brief):

This medal was made by the Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut around 1860. 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. The legend reads: HON: ABRAM LINCOLN 1860.

Description (Brief)

Reverse: Legend around rim reads: LINCOLN & HAMLIN FREEDOM & PROTECTION. Center legend reads: THE MAN THAT CAN SPLIT RAILS OR GUIDE THE SHIP OF STATE.

Date Made: ca 1860

Depicted: Lincoln, AbrahamReferenced: Hamlin, HannibalMaker: Scovill Manufacturing Company

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Connecticut, Waterbury

Related Event: Presidential Campaign of 1860

Subject:

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Credit Line: Scovill, Inc.

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1981.0296.1123Accession Number: 1981.0296Catalog Number: 1981.0296.1123

Object Name: medal, political

Physical Description: brass (overall material)Measurements: overall: 3.1 cm; 1 1/4 in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ad-09cd-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1382116

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