Ribbon: Society of the Cincinnati

Object Number: 
1939.556
Date: 
1784-1805
Medium: 
Silk
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 1/2 x 16 1/4 in. ( 3.8 x 41.3 cm )
Description: 
Length of silk moiré ribbon with central stripe of pale blue and white edges; from Society of the Cincinnati badge owned by Samuel Blachley Webb.
Gallery Label: 
Badges of the Society of the Cincinnati badges were described in 1783 as "suspended by a deep blue and white ribbon, two inches wide, edged in white, descriptive of the union of America and France." This ribbon is from the badges owned by Revolutionary War officer Samuel Blachley Webb (1753-1807).
Credit Line: 
Gift of Col. G. Creighton Webb
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group