Campaign Badge Frame

Description (Brief):

This presidential campaign badge housing was made by the Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut in the 1860s. 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 badge. This is an example of the brass housing that various tintype photographs could be inserted into to form a campaign badge.

Description (Brief)

Obverse: Legend reads: OUR CHOICE FOR PRESIDENT

Description (Brief)

Reverse: Legend reads: FOR VICE PRESIDENT.

Date Made: ca 1860

Maker: Scovill Manufacturing Company

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Connecticut, Waterbury

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: 1981.0296.1137Accession Number: 1981.0296Catalog Number: 1981.0296.1137

Object Name: medal, political

Physical Description: brass (overall material)Measurements: overall: 2.8 cm; 1 1/8 in


Record Id: nmah_1382130

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