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Object Name: Ribbon
Date: 1889
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Medium: Silk, metal
Dimensions: Overall: 7 1/4 x 2 3/4 in. ( 18.4 x 7 cm )
Place made: North America, United States, New York
Description: Cream silk ribbon with gold trim at top and metal fringe at bottom; printed in gold "LOYAL/ LEGION/ ENTERTAINMENT/ COMMITTEE./ CENTENNIAL/ 1889."; central copper-engraved image of two men holding Loyal Legion banner; printed with "AMERICA/ LEX REGIT, ARMA TUENTUR."
Object Number: INV.2428
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Marks: printed at back of ribbon: "R. SNEIDER- 96-98 FULTON ST., N.Y."

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This ribbon marks the centennial anniversary of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion, an organization generally open to men who were descendents of commissioned officers of the Union forces during the Civil War.