Ribbon

Object Number: 
INV.2176
Date: 
1893
Medium: 
Silk, plastic, metal, gold metallic braid, gold metallic bullion, cardboard
Dimensions: 
Overall: 9 3/4 x 3 in. ( 24.8 x 7.6 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: reverse of ribbon, at upper edge, imprinted in silver: "THE WHITEHEAD&HOAGCO." Inscription: paper label on reverse of ribbon, in black: "STEVENSON & MARSTERS,/No. 391 Fulton Street,/Brooklyn, N. Y./AGENTS FOR/The Whitehead & Hoag Co.,/MAKERS
Description: 
Elaborate badge made to commemorate Grover Cleveland's presidential inauguration ceremony on March 4th, 1893; consists of ornate gilt metal pin-back bar with portrait of Cleveland printed on piece of cellulosic plastic at center, flanked by dates imprinted in gold on red, white, and blue silk: "1893", at left, and "1897", at right; blue silk satin ribbon suspended beneath; rippled silk American flag and diamond-shaped piece of cellulosic plastic with inscription imrinted in black "INAUGURATION OF/GROVER CLEVELAND/24TH PRESIDENT OF THE U.S.A./WASHINGTON, D.C./March 4th 1893." beneath are hand-sewn to ribbon; inscription printed in silver on lower half of ribbon: "1893./KINGS COUNTY/DEMOCRATIC/ORGANIZATION/BROOKLYN, N.Y."; gold metallic braid edging with gold metallic bullion fringe attached to bottom edge of ribbon. Cardboard label with manufacturer's name attached at lower segment of ribbon reverse.
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Creative: Tronvig Group