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Mourning ribbon

Object Number: 
INV.4355
Date: 
1848
Medium: 
Silk, cloth, metallic sequins, metallic bullion, gauze
Dimensions: 
Overall: 9 x 5 1/4 in. ( 22.9 x 13.3 cm )
Description: 
Funeral badge comprised of white and black silk satin rosette with floral decoration of silver metallic sequins and bullion covered with black gauze at center; two black and one white silk satin ribbon suspended below; inscriptions printed in silver: "COMMITTEE"//"FUNERAL/Obsequies/of the/LATE HON./DIXON H./LEWIS,/UNDER THE/DIRECTION OF THE/MUNICIPAL/AUTHORITIES/OF THE/CITY OF/NEW YORK./OCTOBER 27, 1848."//"IN RESPECT/to the/Memory/OF THE LATE/HON./DIXON H./LEWIS,/Senator in/Congress of the/United States,/from/ALABAMA./Born near Sparta, Hancock/County, Geo. Aug. 10, 1802./DIED AT THE CITY OF/NEW YORK,/October 25, 1848."
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Creative: Tronvig Group