Ribbon/ politcal/ jewelry

Object Number: 
2002.1.2604
Date: 
1884
Medium: 
Silk
Dimensions: 
2 x 5 3/4 in.
Description: 
A red ribbon with gold trim at the top and a pin back for wearing on the lapel. It reads in gold "New York Jewelers/ Cleveland and Hendricks Club". Grover Cleveland and Thomas Hendricks were elected President and Vice President in 1884, Cleveland's first presidency, but Hendricks lived only nine months after the election and was never replaced, making this ribbon a rare representation of a very brief regime and the only era in U.S. history that there was no Vice President (over three years between 1885-1888).
Credit Line: 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group