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Botton collection on ribbon

Botton collection on ribbon
Botton collection on ribbon
Silk, metal, stone
Overall: 10 x 1 1/8 x 1/2 in. ( 25.4 x 2.9 x 1.3 cm )
Strip of red velvet with a row of Jenny Lind buttons of various media and by different makers, varying slightly in size and relief.
Credit Line 
Gift of Leonidas Westervelt
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Gallery Label 
Johanna Maria (Jenny) Lind (1820-1887) was born in Stockholm and as a child began studying there at the Conservatory of Music. She studied in paris with Manuel Garcia around 1840. Known as the "Swedish Nightingale," she toured Europe in the 1840s and won a popular reputation. She came to the U.S. under the management of P. T. Barnum from 1850-1852, endearing herself to the American public.
The Jenny Lind Collection of Leonidas Westervelt
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group