Theodore Roosevelt Commemorative Token

Description (Brief):

This token was made by the Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut during the mid-20th century. 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 commemorative tokens.

Description (Brief)

Obverse: Bust of Theodore Roosevelt facing left. Legend: 26th PRESIDENT, U.S.A./1901-1909/THEODORE ROOSEVELT

Description (Brief)

Reverse: "TEDDY"/COLONEL OF THE ROUGH RIDERS IN WAR WITH SPAIN/GOVERNOR OF NEW YORK/VICE PRESIDENT./BECAME PRESIDENT UPON DEATH OF MCKINLEY,/BUILT PANAMA CANAL,/ THE TRUST BUSTER/"SPEAK SOFTLY AND CARRY A BIG STICK."

Date Made: mid 20th century

Depicted: Roosevelt, TheodoreMaker: Scovill Manufacturing Company

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Connecticut, Waterbury

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: 1981.0296.1651Catalog Number: 1981.0296.1651Accession Number: 1981.0296

Object Name: medal, politicaltoken

Physical Description: brass (overall material)Measurements: overall: 2.6 cm; 1 in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ad-1071-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1382683

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