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Ribbon

Object Number: 
2004.26.7
Date: 
1905
Medium: 
Silk, metallic thread trim
Dimensions: 
Overall: 6 3/8 x 2 1/4 in. ( 16.2 x 5.7 cm )
Description: 
Black silk satin ribbon with silver metallic trim at upper edge; printed in silver with "ORGANIZATION/ OF THE/ GEN'L SLOCUM/ SURVIVERS/ ORG. JULY 1ST 1904/ DEDICATION/ JUNE 15TH 1905/ MEMBER"; printed silver image at center of memorial; straight pin back.
Gallery Label: 
This ribbon commemorates the General Slocum steamer disaster of 1904. At the monument dedication ceremony on June 15, 1905, Adella Liebenow Wotherspoon, who was the last survivor of the General Slocum steamer disaster, pulled the cord to unveil the monument, which honored the 1,021 passengers who perished in the fire. The 20-month-old Adella had lost her sisters Anna and Helen, whose body was never recovered.
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Adella "Tiby" Liebenow Wotherspoon
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group