Overall: 95 x 4 1/2 x 1/8 in. ( 241.3 x 11.4 x 0.3 cm )
Copper colored velvet sash with satin lining, passementerie adorns both ends.
Gift of Mrs. DeWitt Clinton Jones and her sons
This sash was part of DeWitt Clinton's (1769-1828) Freemason's costume. He was the grandson of Governor George Clinton (1739-1812) and served as his secretary after graduating from Columbia College. He served three terms as mayor of New York City from 1803-1815, during which time he organized a public school system. He was governor of New York from 1817-22 and 1825-28. He was also the third president of the New-York Historical Society from 1817-19.
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