Silk ribbon from the French Revolution celebration, New York City
Overall: 9 x 2 3/4 in. (22.9 x 7 cm)
White silk ribbon printed in black with medallion portraits of George Washington and Lafayette; "Freedom of the Press"; image of eagle with outstretched wings holding medallion of Benjamin Franklin, and printing press with American flag and Liberty pole; "IN COMMEMORATION OF / THE FRENCH REVOLUTION, / JULY, 1830." Rosette of red, white, and blue silk with jute backing sewn onto ribbon at top.
Gift of the Virginia Historical Society
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