Henry Clay Campaign Medal

Henry Clay Campaign Medal

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Description (Brief)
This presidential campaign medal was made by the Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut around 1824. 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 campaign medals.
Obverse: Bust of Henry Clay facing left.
Reverse: Image of a ship with full sails in the background, and a plow with a sheaf of grain laying over it in the foreground. Legend reads: HENRY CLAY/ THE CHAMPION OF A PROTECTIVE TARIFF.
Object Name
medal, political
date made
1842 - 1844
depicted
Clay, Henry
maker
Scovill Manufacturing Company
Measurements
overall: 5 cm; 1 15/16 in
ID Number
1981.0296.1303
accession number
1981.0296
catalog number
1981.0296.1303
Credit Line
Scovill, Inc.
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Work and Industry: Production and Manufacturing
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American Enterprise
Scovill Manufacturing Collection
Exhibition
American Enterprise
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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