Methodism Centenary Children’s Medal

Description (Brief):

The Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut produced this commemorative medal during the late 19th century. Scovill was established in 1802 as a button manufacturer that is still in business today. Scovill is an important example of early American industrial manufacturing that adapted armory machines to mass-produce a variety of consumer goods including buttons, daguerreotype mats, and medals.

Description (Brief)

Obverse: Bust of Francis Asbury facing forward. The legend reads: CENTENARY OF AMERICAN METHODISM./ 1866/ FRANCIS ASBURY.

Description (Brief)

Reverse: Wreath around the center. The legend reads: SUFFER THE LITTLE CHILDREN TO COME UNTO ME/ CHILDREN'S MEDAL.

Date Made: late 19th centuryDate On Object: 1866

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: 1981.0296.1519Accession Number: 1981.0296Catalog Number: 1981.0296.1519

Object Name: token

Physical Description: white metal (overall material)Measurements: overall: 3 cm; 1 3/16 in


Record Id: nmah_1382541

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