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1856 Commemorative “Inauguration of the Franklin Statue” in Boston Black imprint upon White Silk Ribbon
September 17, 1856 Commemorative Silk Ribbon, “Inauguration of the Franklin Statue,” Black imprint upon White Silk, Choice Near Mint.
A beautiful Commemorative Ribbon with legend reading, “Non Omnis Me Moria,” on the occasion of the dedication of the Benjamin Franklin Statue in Boston, measuring about 7” x 2.25” with two central vignettes depicting the Bust Portrait of Franklin facing left and the Statue itself below. History records that a number of parade units each had a distinctive marching to the statue during the celebration. Erected in 1856, the 8-foot tall bronze Statue of Benjamin Franklin, by Richard S. Greenough, is Boston's first public portrait statue. It is located in front of Boston's Old City Hall.