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Ribbon

Ribbon
Title
Ribbon
Date 
1807-1840
Medium 
Silk; paper, cardboard
Dimensions 
Overall: 2 5/8 x 6 1/2 in. ( 6.7 x 16.5 cm )
Description 
Cream silk satin commemorative ribbon on paper support, printed in black; depicting center wheel steam boat flanked by inscriptions: "FULTON,/The Friend of Man.//LA FAYETTE,/THE FRIEND OF LIBERTY"
Credit Line 
Gift of Arthur J. Morris, 1949
Object Number 
INV.1712
Marks 
Inscription: painted in black, on exhibition plaque: "LAFAYETTE - FULTON/PRESENTED BY/William G. Ver Planck, Esq." Inscription: reverse of paper support, in graphite: "Gift of Arthur J. Morris/Oct. 10, 1949"
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group