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Ribbon/ bookmark

Object Number: 
2002.1.1937
Date: 
1876
Medium: 
Silk, paper
Dimensions: 
12 1/2 x 3 1/8 in.
Description: 
A silk woven souvenir ribbon bookmarker from the 1876 Centennial celebration still mounted on its original paper card. The multicolored ribbon has a central image of George Washington below the words "Centennial/ 1776-1876/ U.S.A./ The Father Of Our Country". Below Washington are two crossed flags, an image of the Centennial pavillion, an eagle and shield and a poem that reads "George Washington/ The first in peace,/ The first in war,/ The first in the/ Hearts of his/ Countrymen". The card reads "Thomas Stevens/ Coventry and London/ Inventor and Manufacturer of the / Pure Silk Woven Bookmarkers".
Credit Line: 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group