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Title
Bookmark
Date 
ca. 1879
Medium 
Silk, paper, metal
Dimensions 
Overall (mount): 10 x 2 3/4 in. (25.4 x 7 cm) Part (ribbon): 7 1/8 x 1 9/16 in. (18.1 x 4 cm)
Description 
Polychrome jaquard-woven silk ribbon book marker depicting logo of National Guard 7th Regiment with inscription: "SEVENTH/REGIMENT/EXPOSITION/1879."; image of eagle with stars and stripes shield beneath; polychrome silk thread tassel suspended below. Ribbon attached by two metal pins to paper mount with manufacturer's label.
Object Number 
INV.1700
Marks 
Inscription: bottom edge of ribbon reverse, woven in black: "T.STEVENS, COVENTRY/ENGLAND" Inscription: upper section of paper mount, imprinted in black: "THOMAS STEVENS/COVENTRY & LONDON,/INVENTOR AND MANUFACTURER OF/PURE SILK WOVEN/BOOK MARKERS"
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group