This presidential campaign medal was made by the Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut around 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 campaign medals. The medal has a hole in the top so it could be worn.
Obverse: Bust of William Henry Harrison facing left. Legend: MAJ: GENl W.H. HARRISON/BORN FEB.9.1773.
Reverse: Image of a log cabin with a cider barrel next to it. Legend: THE PEOPLE’S CHOICE IN THE YEAR 1840.
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