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Ribbon header

Object Number: 
2004.26.9
Date: 
1905-6
Medium: 
Metal, paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3/4 x 3 in. ( 1.9 x 7.6 cm )
Description: 
Metal ribbon header with foliate design border and central window for inscription "MEMORIAL COMMITTEE." in black on white paper; pin back.
Gallery Label: 
This ribbon header is from the Monument Committee established in honor if the General Slocum steamer disaster of 1904. At the monument dedication ceremony on June 15, 1905, Adella Liebenow Wotherspoon, who was the last survivor of the General Slocum steamer disaster, pulled the cord to unveil the monument, which honored the 1,021 passengers who perished in the fire. The 20 month old Adella had lost her sisters Anna and Helen, whose body was never recovered.
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Adella "Tiby" Liebenow Wotherspoon
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group