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Scovill Manufacturing Company
This presidential campaign badge was made by the Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut around 1868. The Scovill Company was established in 1802 as a button manufacturer that 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 badges.
Interpretive text provided by the Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of American History
Tintype photograph, bronze. Dia 2.1 cm
Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of American History, NMAH 1981.0296.1112