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Botton collection on ribbon

Botton collection on ribbon
Title
Botton collection on ribbon
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.
Credit Line 
Gift of Leonidas Westervelt
Object Number 
1945.280
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.
Provenance 
The Jenny Lind Collection of Leonidas Westervelt
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group