Ulysses S. Grant Campaign Medal

Ulysses S. Grant Campaign Medal

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Description (Brief)
This presidential campaign medal was made by the Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut around 1868. 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: Stacked busts of Ulysses Grant and Schuyler Colfax facing left. The legend reads: GRANT & COLFAX 1868.
Reverse: There is a wreath around the rim with a ribbon at the base. The central legend reads: “LET US HAVE PEACE.”
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
medal, political
depicted
Grant, Ulysses S.
Colfax, Schuyler
maker
Scovill Manufacturing Company
Measurements
overall: 2.8 cm; 1 1/8 in
ID Number
1981.0296.1570
accession number
1981.0296
catalog number
1981.0296.1570
Presidential Campaign of 1868
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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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