Bookmark, envelope and document
Overall: 2 3/4 x 5 in. ( 7 x 12.7 cm )
embroidered: center, in Greek alphabet: "Parthenon"
Horizontally oriented perforated paper bookmark with three shades of green silk floss petit pointe needlework, inscription across center, surrounded by decorative border, button-hole stitched on all edges.
A document found with this bookmark notes that it was made for Lieut. John P. Decatur, U.S.N. (d. 1857), by Mrs. Black, the wife of the Consul at Smyrna.
Gift of William Decatur Parsons, 1927
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.