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Banner: Morrisania Exempts

Object Number: 
INV.12324
Date: 
1816-1865
Medium: 
Silk, cotton, paper, paint, metal fringe
Dimensions: 
Overall: 24 1/2 x 77 1/4 in. ( 62.2 x 196.2 cm )
Marks: 
painted: center: "MORISSANIA EXEMPTS" typed: attatched tag: "PROTECTION ENGINE COMPANY No. 5 of MELROSE/ WASHINGTON AVENUE NEAR MARY STREET, BOROUGH OF THE [BRONX]"
Description: 
Blue silk banner with silver painted lettering outlined with orange that reads, "MORRISANIA EXEMPTS"; yellow and oxidized metallic trim around the scalloped edges; metallic fringe along the bottom edge; scalloped blue silk overlay trimmed with metallic fringe and two metallic fringed tassels; backed with natural cotton; paper interleaving; silk red, white and blue ribbons in the two top corners.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group