Ribbon

Object Number: 
INV.4367
Date: 
1848
Medium: 
Silk
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 3/4 x 2 3/8 in. ( 12.1 x 6 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: below portrait, printed in black: "Sold by Edward P. Whaites, cor. Cortland St. & Broadway"
Description: 
Cream silk satin commemorative ribbon printed in black; depicts engraved shoulder-length portrait of Adams within oval medallion at center with inscription: "JOHN QUINCY ADAMS./Born in Massachusetts, July 11th 1767./Died at the Capital in Washington Feb. 23rd 1848/Aged 81 Years./In his public character/He was resolute and immoveable,/In his private character/He was generous & of exceeding good nature:/He loved his Country with a sincerety,/Which seemed to distinguish him from all mankind./His fame si so blended within the hearts of his Countrymen/that it will live when all the frail monuments of art/shall have crumbled into dust."
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Creative: Tronvig Group