Presidency / Presidential Campaigns

Campaign Badge

Campaign Medal

ca. 1868
Scovill Manufacturing Company

This 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 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 medals.

Ulysses S. Grant is depicted in profile on the obverse. The reverse inscription reads: "The Will of the People is the Law of the Land."

Interpretive text provided by the Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of American History

Dia 3.1 cm
Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of American History, NMAH 1981.0296.1206