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White silk ribbon printed in black ink. At the center is a horizontal oval containing a landscape view of the East Front of Mount Vernon and the east lawn, sloping down to the Potomac River in the distance. Above the image are the words: “MOUNT VERNON LODGE, / No. 73, / I.O. of O.F / Instituted August 5th, 1842”. Below the image are the words: “CELEBRATION / OF / LAYING THE CORNER STONE / OF / WASHINGTON MONUMENT / OF THE / WASHINGTON MONUMENT ASSOCIATION / New-York, October 19th, 1847.”

Date

1847


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Material/Technique

Ink on silk; engraving


Dimensions

Overall: 9 1/16 in. × 3 3/4 in. × 1/16 in. (23.02 cm × 9.5 cm × 0.16 cm)


Credit

Purchase. Alice M. Longfellow, Vice Regent for Massachusetts, by exchange, 2016


Object Number

M-5425


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