Overall: 6 x 2 1/8 in. ( 15.2 x 5.4 cm )
Black synthetic satin ribbon printed in gold with "97TH ANNIVERSARY/ GENERAL/ SLOCUM STEAMBOAT/ DISASTER IN/ NEW YORK CITY/ JUNE 15, 1904/ SLOCUM MEMORIAL/ ASSOCIATION/ MIDDLE VILLAGE/ NEW YORK/ 2001"; central image of torch within wreath also printed in gold.
This ribbon is from the 97th anniversary of the General Slocum steamer disaster of 1904. At the monument dedication ceremony in June 15, 1905, Adella Liebenow Wotherspoon, who was the last survivor of the General Slocum steamer disaster, had pulled the cord to unveil the monument, which honored the 1,021 passengers who perished in the fire. The then 20 month old Adella had lost her sisters Anna and Helen, whose body was never recovered.
Bequest of Adella "Tiby" Liebenow Wotherspoon
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