Silk ribbon from the Erie Canal celebration, New York City
Overall: 6 1/2 x 3 1/8 in. (16.5 x 7.9 cm)
White silk printed in black, "THE ART / PRESERVATIVE OF ALL ARTS"; image of eagle with outstretched wings holding medallion of Benjamin Franklin, and printing press with American flag and Liberty pole; "COMPLETION / OF THE / ERIE AND HUDSON CANAL;" image of canal and bridges. "October 26, 1825."
Gift of the Virginia Historical Society
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