Ulysses S. Grant Medal

Ulysses S. Grant Medal

Description (Brief)
This medal was made by the Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut in 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.
This medal’s design was done by Hugues Bovy of Geneva, Switzerland.
Obverse: Raised bust of Ulysses S. Grant facing left. The legend reads: GENERAL U.S. GRANT/ (1868) HUGUES BOVY FECIT GENEVE (SUISSE).
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
medal, political
depicted
Grant, Ulysses S.
maker
Scovill Manufacturing Company
Measurements
overall: 6 cm; 2 3/8 in
ID Number
1981.0296.1577
accession number
1981.0296
catalog number
1981.0296.1577
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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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