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General Andrew Jackson Commemorative Ribbon

Object Number: 
INV.2899.2
Date: 
1845 or later
Medium: 
Silk
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 7/8 x 3 in. ( 20 x 7.6 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: imrpinted in black above bottom edge of ribbon: "Published by Edwd. P. Whaites, No. 1 Cortland Str./& 347. Broadway, cor. Leonard St."
Description: 
Cream silk satin ribbon with half-length portrait of Andrew Jackson seated at writing desk with book at left; urn with weeping willow branch above; vignette with buildings amidst park beneath; inscription printed in black: "IN MEMORY OF DEPARTED WORTH./GEN. ANDREW JACKSON./Born March 15th 1767. Died June 8th 1845./in his 79th year./His fair renown shall never fade away,/Nor shall the Mention of his name decay,/Though to the Dust his mortal part we give./His Fame in Triumph o'er the Grave shall live."
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group