Ribbon

Object Number: 
INV.2877.1
Date: 
1834 or later
Medium: 
Silk, paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 5/8 x 3 1/4 in. ( 21.9 x 8.3 cm )
Description: 
Cream silk satin ribbon printed in black; depicts bust-length portrait of Lafayette within oval medallion against mourning urn inscribed "LAFAYETTE", American standards, hourglass, weeping willow, and eagle with banderole in its beak, inscribed: "OUR NATION MOURNS A HERO GONE"; inscription beneath: "GENl. GILBERT MOTIER LAFAYETTE/Born Auvergne Sept. 6th. 1757. died May 20th 1834/Aged 76 Years 8 Months & 14 Days./Funeral obsequies performed to his Memory/June 26th. 1834/NEW YORK"; beneath is image of fire department engine with inscription above: "FIRE DEPARTMENT"; ribbon mounted on paper support.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group