Souvenir bookmark

Object Number: 
INV.1743
Date: 
1892
Medium: 
Silk, paper mount
Dimensions: 
Overall: 9 3/4 x 2 1/2 in. (24.8 x 6.4 cm)
Description: 
White silk ribbon bookmark machine-embroidered with red and white rope border across top; eagle with American flag beneath; embroidered "PATERSON. N.J" in red silk thread. Embroidered grisaille portrait of Alexander Hamilton surmounting "FOUNDED/ BY/ ALEX. HAMILTON/ CENTENNIAL/ 1792 1892" in red, yellow and blue silk thread. Bottom of ribbon tapers to point with embroidered grisaille image of Passaic Falls and bridge; terminates in red fringe tassle. Rectangular paper mount printed in black ink with "SOUVENIR/ John Best & Co.,/ PATERSON, N.J./ Manufacturers of Illuminated/ Pure Silk Book Markers,/ Badges, WOVEN PICTURES, ETC./ PATENT APPLIED FOR".
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group