William Henry Harrison Campaign Medal

Description (Brief):

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.

Description (Brief)

Obverse: Bust of William Henry Harrison facing left. Legend: MAJ: GENl W.H. HARRISON/BORN FEB.9.1773.

Description (Brief)

Reverse: Image of a log cabin with a cider barrel next to it. Legend: THE PEOPLE’S CHOICE IN THE YEAR 1840.

Date Made: ca 1840

Depicted: Harrison, William HenryMaker: Scovill Manufacturing Company

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Connecticut, Waterbury

Related Event: Presidential Campaign of 1840


See more items in: Work and Industry: Production and Manufacturing, Industry & Manufacturing, Scovill Manufacturing Collection


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Credit Line: Scovill, Inc.

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1981.0296.1627Accession Number: 1981.0296Catalog Number: 1981.0296.1627

Object Name: medal, political

Physical Description: brass (overall material)Measurements: overall: 2.3 cm; 7/8 in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ad-15a7-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1382659

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