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Catalog Number 1985.196.002
Description Mourning Band, 1903. Length of black tulle netting. Does not lay flat. Rough edges, no hemming. Found in business envelope with writing on outside. (See inscription for further details.)
Object Name Armband, Mourning
Collection 3D - Ceremonial Objects
Title Mourning Band, 1903
Date May 12, 1903
Species Mourning Band
Creator Unknown
Role Manufacturer
Inscription Text Object inside business envelope. Return address: "If not delivered in 10 days / Return to / Edw. F. Fitzpatrick / Attorney at Law / Redwood City, Cal." (First line is case sensitive, remainder in all caps, except for state, which is case sensitive. Name of attorney is larger, title is bolded.)

Hand written in script: "Hon. Jas. D. Byrnes / Died / Sunday May 10-1903 / at 12-15 p.m. / at San Mateo, Cal. / His Funeral occurred / Tuesday May 12 - 1903 / The gloves enclosed I wore as an active pall - / bearer: the c[...] also / E.F. Fitzpatrick"
Provenance Black gloves 1985.196.001 and black net arm band 1985.196.002 used by E. F. Fitzpatrick at the funeral of James Byrnes. He was an active pallbearer, May 12, 1903.
Dimensions H-42.75 W-2.25 inches
Medium Textile
Search Terms Byrnes, James D. (Senator)
Costume Accessories
Fitzpatrick, Edward F.
Subjects Funeral processions
Funerary Object
Mourning clothes
People Byrnes, James D. (Senator)
Fitzpatrick, Edward F.