Ulysses S. Grant Campaign Badge

Description (Brief):

This presidential campaign badge was made by the Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut around 1868. 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 a variety of consumer goods including buttons, daguerreotype mats, and campaign medals. This badge has a pin on the back so it could be worn.

Description (Brief)

Obverse: Tintype photograph of Ulysses S. Grant set into a red and blue silver badge in the shape of two flags and the U.S. shield.

Date Made: ca 1868

Depicted: Grant, Ulysses S.Maker: 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: 1981.0296.1313Accession Number: 1981.0296Catalog Number: 1981.0296.1313

Object Name: medal, political

Physical Description: tintype (overall material)white metal (overall material)Measurements: overall: 3.5 cm x 2.5 cm; 1 3/8 in x in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ad-088d-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1382307

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