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Abraham Lincoln and Emancipation Proclamation Ribbon

Object Name: Ribbon
Date: 1863
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Medium: Silk, paper
Dimensions: Overall (mount): 15 1/8 x 3 in. (38.4 x 7.6 cm) Part (ribbon): 11 3/4 x 2 1/8 in. (29.8 x 5.4 cm)
Place made: North America, United States, Paterson
Description: Polychrome jaquard woven silk ribbon (bookmark) with bottom edge folded to a point with blue silk tassel suspended below; depicting Abraham Lincoln in a floral cartouche surmounted by an eagle holding stars and stripes shield in talons with rippling flag with banner "E Pluribus Unum." Cartouche above scroll inscribed in black: "EMANCIPATION PROC[LAMATION]/ABRAHAM LINCOLN"; below inscription in red and blue: "WITH MALICE TOWARD NONE,/WITH CHARITY FOR ALL, WITH/FIRMNESS IN THE RIGHT, LET/US FINISH THE WORK WE ARE IN, TO/BIND UP THE NATION'S WOUNDS,/TO CARE FOR HIM WHO SHALL HAVE/BORNE THE BATTLE, AND FOR HIS/WIDOW AND HIS ORPHANS; TO DO/ALL WHICH MAY ACHIEVE AND/CHERISH A JUST AND LASTING/PEACE AMONG OURSELVES/AND WITH ALL/NATIONS." Ribbon pinned to grey paper mount with manufacturers' names printed in black.
Object Number: INV.3153
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Marks: Inscription: upper section of paper mount, imprinted in black: "B.B.TILT & SON,/477 BROOME ST., N. Y./TRADE MARK./Manufactured by the/PHOENIX MANUFACTURING CO./PATERSON N. J."


"If Elected: Campaigning for the Presidency," New-York Historical Society, June 22-November 3, 2004.