Centennial ribbon

Object Number: 
INV.2795
Date: 
1876
Medium: 
Silk, metallic bullion, metallic sequins
Dimensions: 
Overall: 9 5/8 x 2 5/8 in. ( 24.4 x 6.7 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: reverse of ribbon, across lower edge, inscribed in graphite: "Presented by Geo. H./Sullivan.Feb 20. 1895"
Description: 
Society of Tammany badge commemorating 100th anniversary of American Independence; consists of white gathered silk ribbon rosette with red metallic sequin and silver metallic sequins and bullion floral decoration at center with blue, white, and red streamers attached; white silk satin ribbon printed in blue and red suspended below; depicts seal of Society of Tammany inscribed: "FREEDOM OUR ROCK/COLUMBIAN ORDER"; inscription: "1789./Society of Tammany,/OR COLUMBIAN ORDER./ANNIVERSARY/OF/AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE./JULY 4TH, 1876."; all within stylized ribbon-like frame.
Credit Line: 
Gift of George H. Sullivan, 1895
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group