Political souvenir: reception badge
mount: 10 1/8 x 4 15/16 x 1/16 in. ( 25.7 x 12.5 x 0.2 cm ) Overall: 7 3/4 x 3 1/4 in. ( 19.7 x 8.3 cm )
Cream woven silk ribbon suspended from cream and pale green silk rosette with gilt metal American eagle at center; ribbon printed in gold, within rectangular frame: "RECEPTION/OF THE/Hon. Lewis/CASS/BY THE/MUNICIPAL/AUTHORITIES/OF THE/CITY OF NEW YORK/June 8, 1848"; Seal of New York beneath. Mounted onto rectangular piece of mat board with sheet of mylar taped around.
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