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Hart, James, active 1850s-1870s

Alliance ribbon, produced to commemorate the Crimean War.

Great Britain, circa 1855.
Physical Description:
1 ribbon : machine-woven silk ; 34.5 x 5.5 cm
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Visual Materials
James Hart of Coventry produced a number of machine-woven silk patriotic ribbons to commemorate the alliance between Britain and France during the Crimean War. At least one was displayed at the Exposition universelle de Paris in 1855 and he likely designed this ribbon as well. Intended as a border for a ladies dress or shawl, it includes vignettes of soldiers, with small portraits of Victoria and Napoleon III.
Subject Terms:
Clothing and dress -- Great Britain.
Crimean War, 1853-1856.
Napoleon III, Emperor of the French, 1808-1873.
Silk pictures -- Specimens.
Soldiers -- Great Britain.
Victoria, Queen of Great Britain, 1819-1901.
Memorials (Commemorative)

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