William Henry Harrison Medal

William Henry Harrison Medal

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Description (Brief)
This medal was made by the Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut around 1840. 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 William Henry Harrison facing left. The legend reads: WILLIAM HENRY HARRISON.
Reverse: Image of the Bunker Hill Memorial, surrounded by flags with an eagle at the top. Legend reads: HARRISON JUBILEE BUNKER HILL/SEPt 10 1849.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
medal, political
depicted
Harrison, William Henry
maker
Scovill Manufacturing Company
Measurements
overall: 4.2 cm; 1 5/8 in
ID Number
1981.0296.1576
accession number
1981.0296
catalog number
1981.0296.1576
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Work and Industry: Production and Manufacturing
Industry & Manufacturing
Scovill Manufacturing Collection
Military
Data Source
National Museum of American History

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