Benjamin Harrison Campaign Medal

Benjamin Harrison Campaign Medal

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Description (Brief)
This presidential campaign medal was made by the Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut around 1892. 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 campaign medals.
Obverse: Image of White House with forward facing busts of Benjamin Harrison and Levi Morton above it. Legend: REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEES 1892.
Reverse: Image of Christopher Columbus landing in America, set inside a globe. Legend: LANDING OF COLUMBUS IN AMERICA OCTOBER 12th 1492./PAT’D DEC. 1. 1891.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
medal, political
patent date
PAT'D DEC. 1. 1891
depicted
Harrison, Benjamin
Reid, Whitelaw
maker
Scovill Manufacturing Company
Measurements
overall: 4.4 cm; 1 3/4 in
ID Number
1981.0296.1245
accession number
1981.0296
catalog number
1981.0296.1245
Presidential Campaign of 1892
Columbus "Discovering " America
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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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