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Ribbon

Object Number: 
INV.2428
Date: 
1889
Medium: 
Silk, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 1/4 x 2 3/4 in. ( 18.4 x 7 cm )
Marks: 
printed at back of ribbon: "R. SNEIDER- 96-98 FULTON ST., N.Y."
Description: 
Cream silk ribbon with gold trim at top and metal fringe at bottom; printed in gold "LOYAL/ LEGION/ ENTERTAINMENT/ COMMITTEE./ CENTENNIAL/ 1889."; central copper-engraved image of two men holding Loyal Legion banner; printed with "AMERICA/ LEX REGIT, ARMA TUENTUR."
Gallery Label: 
This ribbon marks the centennial anniversary of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion, an organization generally open to men who were descendents of commissioned officers of the Union forces during the Civil War.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group