William Henry Harrison Campaign Medal

Description (Brief):

This presidential campaign medal was made by the Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut around 1841. The Scovill Company 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 various consumer goods including campaign medals. The medal has a hole in the top, allowing it to be worn.

Description (Brief)

Obverse: Bust of William Henry Harrison facing left. Legend: MAJ. GEN. W.H. HARRISON/BORN FEB 9, 1773.

Description (Brief)

Reverse: Log cabin with American flag, and barrel of hard cider. Legend: THE PEOPLES CHOICE/THE HERO OF TIPPECANOE.

Date Made: ca 1841

Depicted: Harrison, William HenryMaker: 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: 1981.0296.1249Accession Number: 1981.0296Catalog Number: 1981.0296.1249

Object Name: medal, political

Physical Description: brass (overall material)Measurements: overall: 2.9 cm; 1 1/8 in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ad-0df3-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1382242

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