Baptismal favors (15)

Object Number: 
INV.13928a-o
Date: 
1858-1866
Medium: 
Silk, metal
Dimensions: 
largest: 6 x 1 in. ( 15.2 x 2.5 cm )
Description: 
Fifteen baptismal favors each consisting of silk ribbon with gold coin or metal tokens attached to end; ribbon printed with name and birthdate (in Spanish).
Gallery Label: 
These baptismal favors are dated between 1858 and 1866. Most have a period coin attached, either a U.S. half dime or a U.S. dollar coin. A note found with the favors reads: "Alfredo Federico Coffigny, a cousin of Emily Buch, the sister of Emilie Buch (Ysabel) married Eugenie Coffigny / Alfredo died in Havana in 1901-2..."
Credit Line: 
Gift of Emily Buch
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group