Set of 2 Croton Aqueduct Ribbons

Object Number: 
INV.2987.1-.2
Date: 
ca. 1842
Medium: 
Silk
Description: 
Cream silk satin ribbons printed in black; commemorate opening of Croton Aqueduct in 1842.
Gallery Label: 
On October 14, 1842, after five years of construction, the Old Croton Aqueduct opened. The aqueduct brought water from the Croton River in Westchester County to the Central Park Reservoir until 1940. The Great Water Celebration, as the opening ceremony was called, included President Tyler, Martin van Buren and John Qunicy Adams.
Credit Line: 
Gift of H. Goldsmith
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Creative: Tronvig Group