This presidential campaign badge was made by the Scovill Manufacturing Company around 1868. 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.
Obverse: Tintype photograph of Horatio Seymour, labeled “H. SEYMOUR.” Legend reads: OUR CHOICE FOR PRESIDENT.
Reverse: Tintype photograph of Francis Blair labeled “F.P. BLAIR.” The legend around the rim reads: FOR VICE PRESIDENT.
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