|Object Name||Armband, Mourning|
|Other Name||Mourning Badge|
One Mourning Badge.
In Honor of George Washington's Death.
The band is made of silk and has a cotton patch on it. The patch has a picture of an American eagle and this short proclamation:
“In Honor Of The Memory Of George Washington!
Columbia's Eagle weeping, mounts the sky,
Bearing aloft to glory's shrouded sun,
The Name and Death of our great Washington!
An Empire's tears! a People's moan and sigh!”
|Dimensions||W-2 L-13.25 inches|
|Collection||Local History Resource Center|
|Subjects||Washington, George, 1732-1799 - Death and burial|
|Legal Status||Property of the Peabody Institute Library, Peabody, MA|