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Commemorative ribbon

Object Number: 
INV.2784
Date: 
After 1865
Medium: 
Silk
Dimensions: 
Overall: 10 x 2 1/16 in. ( 25.4 x 5.2 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: reverse of ribbon, bottom edge, woven in blue: "T. STEVENS/COVENTRY"
Description: 
Polychrome jaquard-woven silk ribbon with portrait of Lincoln within oval medallion inside elaborate stylized frame at center, surrounded by stars with image of eagle with stars and stripes shield, laurel wreath and banderole inscribed "E PLURIBUS UNUM" atop; inscription: "ASSASSINATED AT WASHINGTON/14 APRIL 1863/I HAVE SAID NOTHING BUT WHAT I AM/WILLING TO LIVE BY, AND IF IT BE THE/PLEASURE OF ALMIGHTY GOD, TO DIE BY./(A. LINCOLN)/THE LATE LAMENTED PRESIDENT/LINCOLN"; two crossed American flags above bottom edge.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group