Ribbon

Object Number: 
INV.2987.2
Date: 
ca. 1842
Medium: 
Silk
Dimensions: 
Overall: 9 x 3 in. ( 22.9 x 7.6 cm )
Description: 
Cream silk satin ribbon printed in black; depicts image of fountain with cascading water jets; beneath is vignette with female figure pouring water from amphora into bowl, eagle at her left; inscription above: "COMPLETION OF CROTON AQUEDUCT/CELEBRATED/New York, October 14th, 1842."
Gallery Label: 
On October 14, 1842, after five years of construction, the Old Croton Aqueduct opened. The aqueduct brought water from the Croton River in Westchester County to the Central Park Reservoir until 1940. The Great Water Celebration, as the opening ceremony was called, included President Tyler, Martin van Buren and John Qunicy Adams.
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Creative: Tronvig Group