Republican Medal

Republican Medal

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Description (Brief)
This medal was made by the Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut in the 1860s. The Scovill Company was established in 1802 as a button manufacturer that 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 campaign medals.
Obverse: Image of an eagle with shield clutching an olive branch and three arrows in its talons. The legend around the rim reads: SUCCCESS TO REPUBLICAN PRINCIPLES.
Reverse: Legend reads: MILLIONS FOR FREEDOM NOT ONE CENT FOR SLAVERY.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
medal, political
maker
Scovill Manufacturing Company
Measurements
overall: 2.4 cm; 15/16 in
ID Number
1981.0296.1130
accession number
1981.0296
catalog number
1981.0296.1130
subject
Slavery
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Work and Industry: Production and Manufacturing
Industry & Manufacturing
Scovill Manufacturing Collection
Government, Politics, and Reform
Data Source
National Museum of American History

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