Bookmark, envelope and document

Object Number: 
INV.1676
Date: 
1820-1850
Medium: 
Paper, silk
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 3/4 x 5 in. ( 7 x 12.7 cm )
Marks: 
embroidered: center, in Greek alphabet: "Parthenon"
Description: 
Horizontally oriented perforated paper bookmark with three shades of green silk floss petit pointe needlework, inscription across center, surrounded by decorative border, button-hole stitched on all edges.
Gallery Label: 
A document found with this bookmark notes that it was made for Lieut. John P. Decatur, U.S.N. (d. 1857), by Mrs. Black, the wife of the Consul at Smyrna.
Credit Line: 
Gift of William Decatur Parsons, 1927
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group