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Ribbon

Object Number: 
2004.26.12
Date: 
2002
Medium: 
Synthetic satin, paper, plastic
Dimensions: 
Overall: 10 1/2 x 3 3/4 in. ( 26.7 x 9.5 cm )
Description: 
Yellow synthetic satin ribbon printed in black with "98TH ANNIVERSARY/ GENERAL/ SLOCUM STEAMBOAT/ DISASTER IN/ NEW YORK CITY/ JUNE 15, 1904/ SLOCUM MEMORIAL/ ASSOCIATION/ MIDDLE VILLAGE/ NEW YORK/ 2002; central image of flaming torch surrounded by wreath; ribbon taped to yellow paper name badge in plastic sleeve printed in black with "98th Annual/ Slocum Tragedy Memorial/ June 15, 2002/ ADELLA WOTHERSPOON"; three crosses printed below name.
Gallery Label: 
This ribbon is from the 98th anniversary of the General Slocum steamer disaster of 1904. At the monument dedication ceremony in June 15, 1905, Adella Liebenow Wotherspoon, who was the last survivor of the General Slocum steamer disaster, had pulled the cord to unveil the monument, which honored the 1,021 passengers who perished in the fire. The then 20 month old Adella had lost her sisters Anna and Helen, whose body was never recovered.
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Adella "Tiby" Liebenow Wotherspoon
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group