William Henry Harrison Campaign Button

Description (Brief):

The Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut produced this William Henry Harrison campaign button in 1840. 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 circular button has the image of a log cabin with a barrel of hard cider by the door. William Henry Harrison called himself “the log cabin and hard cider candidate" to depict himself as a man of the people.

Date Made: ca 1844

Maker: Scovill Manufacturing Company

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Connecticut, Waterbury

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Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Scovill, Inc.

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1981.0296.1308Accession Number: 1981.0296Catalog Number: 1981.0296.1308

Object Name: button

Physical Description: brass (overall material)Measurements: overall: 2 cm; 13/16 in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ad-07e7-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1382302

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