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Lot 290: 1841 William Henry Harrison Silk Memorial Ribbon Rare Design Type
October 29, 2016
Rancho Santa Fe, CA, USALive Auction
Post-Revolutionary War to Civil War
1841 Rare William Henry Harrison Silk Memorial Ribbon
1841-Dated, William Henry Harrison Silk Memorial Ribbon, Very Fine.
This original Silk Memorial Ribbon measuring to 7.75" x 3" and reads, "National Fast. - May 14, 1841. - In Memory of W. H. Harrison Ninth President of U.S. Who Departed This Life April 4th, 1841, Aged 68, Universally Lamented." Minor soiling and somewhat irregular bottom margin, the central image of Harrison's Tomb with a Willow Tree, the symbol of "weeping." Text and image surrounded by heavy black mourning border. Very Rare type.