Silk ribbon from the Croton Aqueduct Celebration, New York City, 1842
Overall: 7 1/2 x 3 in. (19.1 x 7.6 cm)
White silk ribbon printed in black, "INTRODUCTION OF THE CROTON WATER / IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK"; image of eagle with outstretched wings holding medallion of Benjamin Franklin, and printing press with American flag and Liberty pole; "October 14, 1842." Border of red stripes sewn on at top edge, forming bows at top corners.
Gift of the Virginia Historical Society
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