American Republican Celebration Ribbon
Overall: 8 3/8 x 3 in. ( 21.3 x 7.6 cm )
White silk copper engraved ribbon with central image of George Washington surrounded by neo-classical floral motif frame surmounted by a running fountain; image of flying Lady Liberty at top with banner "BEWARE OF FOREIGN INFLUENCE"; printed below "AMERICAN REPUBLICAN/ CELEBRATION"; printed in script below bust portrait "History and experience prove that foreign/ influence is one of the most baneful foes/ of a republican government." Image of grasped hands at bottom above "Breaths there a man, with soul so dead,/ That never to himself hath said,/ This is my own, my native land." and "Hail to the land whereon we tread,/ Our fondest boast!/ There is no other land like thee/ No dearer shore;/ Thou art the shelter of the free,/ The home, the port of liberty./ Thou hast been, and shall ever be,/ Till time is o'er./ Ere I forget to think upon/ My land shall mother curse the son/ She bore."
printed at bottom of ribbon: "Sold by E.P. Whaites/ 7 Courtland St. N.Y."
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