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Commemorative ribbon

Object Number: 
INV.2565
Date: 
ca. 1848
Medium: 
cloth,
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 1/2 x 2 1/2 x in. ( 14 x 6.4 x 0 cm )
Inscriptions: 
Below portrait: "Sold by Edwd P. Whaites, cor. Cortlandt St.&Broadway."
Description: 
Cream-colored rectangular ribbon printed with text and a rectangular portrait of Adams in black ink in the center. Above the portrait, "JOHN QUINCY ADANS./Born in Massachusetts July 11th 1767./Died in the Capitol in Washington Feb. 23d 1848/Aged 81 Years." is printed. Below the portrait, "In his public character/He was of untiring industry and unbending integrity./In his private character/He was generous and exceeding good nature:/He loved his Country with a sincerity/Which seemed to distinguish him from all mankind./His fame is so blended within the hearts of his Countrymen/that it will live when all the frail monuments of art/shall have crumbled into dust."
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group