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Henry Clay Campaign Medal

Henry Clay Campaign Medal
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depicted
Clay, Henry
maker
Scovill Manufacturing Company
Object Name
medal, political
Measurements
overall: 2.6 cm; 1 in
ID Number
1981.0296.1247
accession number
1981.0296
catalog number
1981.0296.1247
Description (Brief)
This presidential campaign medal was made by the Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut around 1824. 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: Profile image of Henry Clay facing left, with the legend: HENRY CLAY.
Reverse: Image of a spread-winged eagle with shield, clutching a laurel branch in one talon and three arrows in the other. The legend reads: PROTECTION TO AMERICAN INDUSTRY.
Location
Currently not on view
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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Work and Industry: Production and Manufacturing
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Scovill Manufacturing Collection
Government, Politics, and Reform
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