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Paterson, NJ Centennial Ribbon

Object Number: 
INV.2794
Date: 
1892
Medium: 
Silk
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 5/8 x 2 1/2 in. ( 21.9 x 6.4 cm )
Description: 
White silk ribbon woven with black, red, blue and gold text and images; eagle holding American flag at top; woven with "PATERSON, NJ" below, over central bust image of Alexander Hamilton; woven below with "FOUNDED/ BY/ ALEX. HAMILTON/ CENTENNIAL"; "1792/ 1892" woven below over gold banner; black and white image of dam and bridge at tapered end of ribbon.
Gallery Label: 
This ribbon commemorates the centennial year of the founding of Patterson, NJ by Alexander Hamilton. This is an example of a "Stevengraph" ribbon, characterized by its brightly woven colors and black and white images resembling copper engravings, that was named after Thomas Stevens of Coventry, England, who opened his own ribbon manufactory in 1854.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. Thomas O. Mabbott
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group