Presidential Campaign Luggage Tag

Description (Brief):

The Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut produced this luggage tag around 1904. Scovill was established in 1802 as a button manufacturer and 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, medals, coins, and tokens.

Description (Brief)

This Presidential campaign novelty is a shield-shaped luggage tag that bears the inscription “ROOSEVELT AND FAIRBANKS.” Theodore Roosevelt and Charles Fairbanks were elected President and Vice President in 1904.

Date Made: ca 1904

Referenced: Roosevelt, TheodoreFairbanks, Charles WarrenMaker: Scovill Manufacturing Company

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Connecticut, Waterbury

Related Event: Presidential Campaign of 1904


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Credit Line: Scovill, Inc.

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1981.0296.1241Accession Number: 1981.0296Catalog Number: 1981.0296.1241

Object Name: tag, luggage

Physical Description: brass (overall material)Measurements: overall: 4.6 cm x 4.3 cm; 1 13/16 in x 1 11/16 in


Record Id: nmah_1382234

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