Anniversary of the Discovery of America Ribbon

Object Number: 
INV.2202
Date: 
1892
Medium: 
Silk, paper
Dimensions: 
Overall (paper mount): 11 1/4 x 3 1/8 in. (28.6 x 7.9 cm) Part (ribbon): 2 1/2 x 7 1/2 in. (6.4 x 19.1 cm)
Description: 
White silk "Stevengraph" ribbon (bookmark) woven with red, white and blue braid at top with yellow and gold banner beneath, "1492/ 1892" and "400th/ ANNIVERSARY" below in red; "IN COMMEMORATION/ OF THE DISCOVERY OF" in blue; "AMERICA 1492" in red; "LANDING OF COLUMBUS/ OCT 12TH 1492/ AND THE" in blue; "STAR SPANGLED BANNER/ O LONG WAY IT WAVE" in red and "OER THE LAND OF THE FREE/ AND THE HOME OF THE BRAVE" in blue. Central black and white woven image of Columbus and his men setting foot on American soil; Red, white, blue and gold image of American flag and eagle at bottom. Fringed edge at bottom. Paper mount printed in black with "SOUVENIR/ COLUMBIAN CELEBRATION,/ New York, October 8th to 13th, 1892./ WOVEN IN PURE SILK."
Gallery Label: 
Stevengraph ribbons and bookmarks are distinguished by colorful woven images and text, often commemorating various celebrations and anniversaries. The English manufactury began operating in 1862. This example commemorates the 400th year Columbian celebration of Columbus's discovery of America.
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Creative: Tronvig Group