Andrew Johnson Commemorative Token

Description (Brief):

This token was made by the Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut during the early 20th century. 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, and political tokens.

Description (Brief)

Obverse: Bust of Andrew Johnson facing right. Legend: 17TH PRESIDENT, U.S.A./ 1865-1869/ ANDREW JOHNSON.

Description (Brief)

Reverse: "SIR VETO"/ "THE TAILOR PRESIDENT"/ WAS TAUGHT TO READ AND WRITE BY HIS WIFE GOVERNOR OF TENNESSEE UNITED STATES SENATOR VICE PRESIDENT BECAME PRESIDENT UPON DEATH OF LINCOLN.

Date Made: early 20th century

Depicted: Johnson, AndrewMaker: 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

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Credit Line: Scovill, Inc.

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1981.0296.1277Accession Number: 1981.0296Catalog Number: 1981.0296.1277

Object Name: medal, political

Physical Description: brass (overall material)Measurements: overall: 2.5 cm; in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ad-073f-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1382271

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