Presidential Campaign Luggage Tag

Description (Brief):

The Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut produced this luggage tag around 1908. 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 Presidential campaign novelty is a square-shaped luggage tag with the inscription: TAFT/1908/SHERMAN. William Taft and James Sherman were elected President and Vice President in 1908.

Date Made: ca 1908

Referenced: Taft, William H.Sherman, James SchoolcraftMaker: Scovill Manufacturing Company

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Connecticut, Waterbury

Related Event: Presidential Campaign of 1908


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Credit Line: Scovill, Inc.

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1981.0296.1594Accession Number: 1981.0296Catalog Number: 1981.0296.1594

Object Name: tag, luggage

Physical Description: brass (overall material)Measurements: overall: 3.6 cm x 3.7 cm; 1 7/16 in x 1 7/16 in


Record Id: nmah_1382626

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