Presidential Campaign Luggage Tag

Presidential Campaign Luggage Tag

Description (Brief)
The Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut produced this luggage tag around 1904. 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.
This Presidential campaign novelty is a shield-shaped luggage tag that bears the inscription “ROOSEVELT AND FAIRBANKS” with the number “301” inscribed underneath. Theodore Roosevelt and Charles Fairbanks were elected President and Vice President in 1904.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
tag, luggage
referenced
Roosevelt, Theodore
Fairbanks, Charles Warren
maker
Scovill Manufacturing Company
Measurements
overall: 4.6 cm x 4.3 cm; 1 13/16 in x 1 11/16 in
ID Number
1981.0296.1234
accession number
1981.0296
catalog number
1981.0296.1234
Presidential Campaign of 1904
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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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