Botton collection on ribbon

Object Number: 
1945.280
Date: 
1850-1860
Medium: 
Silk, metal, stone
Dimensions: 
Overall: 10 x 1 1/8 x 1/2 in. ( 25.4 x 2.9 x 1.3 cm )
Description: 
Strip of red velvet with a row of Jenny Lind buttons of various media and by different makers, varying slightly in size and relief.
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.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Leonidas Westervelt
Provenance: 
The Jenny Lind Collection of Leonidas Westervelt
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group