Ribbon

Object Number: 
INV.3160
Date: 
ca. 1844
Medium: 
Silk
Dimensions: 
Overall: 11 3/8 x 3 5/16 in. ( 28.9 x 8.4 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: below frame, imprinted in black: "Sold by E.P. Whaites 1 Courtland St. N.Y."
Description: 
Cream silk satin ribbon printed in black; depicts portrait of George Washington within an elaborate rinceaux frame with floral rosettes at four corners and fountain above; two hands joined in handshake are below; inscription: "Washington/TEMPERANCE BENEVOLENT SOCIETY/BIRTH DAY OF/WASHINGTON/FEBy. 22nd/TEMPERANCE/The Handmaid and Guardian Angel of/Virtue, Liberty and Independence"; hand-sewn onto pink silk satin ribbon with triangle-shaped top and bottom edges.
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Creative: Tronvig Group