Souvenir of the discovery of America

Landing of Coumbus(sic) Oct 12th 1492

Reference Number:- Darby Number:- Godden Number:-
sb 1845 not recorded not listed
 

 
 
Bookmark with words, image of Columbus and his men landing in America, an image of The Santa Maria, and a portrait of Columbus
Words:
{bookmark still attached to stiff backing paper, with words:}
 
 . . SOUVENIR . .
 woven at the
 World's Columbian
 Exposition
 1893
 BY THOMAS STEVENS
 Coventry, Eng.
 INVENTOR AND MANUFACTURER OF
 Pure Silk Woven Book Marks
SOUVENIR
OF THE DISCOVERY
OF AMERICA.
 
 
 

image of Columbus and his men
landing in America

 
 
LANDING OF COUMBUS
OCT 12th 1492
 
 
 
 

Portrait of Columbus

with flags

 
 
 
 
 
 

COLUMBUS

 
 
 
 
 

image of his ship

THE
SANTA
MARIA

 
 
Size of Silk:
23.0 cm long by 6.4cm wide
Alternative back-ground colours:
 
Comments:

by Geoffrey Godden:
Godden does not list this silk.

Other comments:
This silk does not have the STEVENS name on it, although as can be seen, it is still attached to the stiff backing paper used to support the bookmark whilst in the post.

As can be seen in the image above, " COLUMBUS " has been mis-spelt, with the omission of the letter " L ".
Apart from this difference, this bookmark is identical to the one recorded as sb1844 on this site, with the same title.

The bookmark sb1844 similarly does not have the STEVENS name on the reverse, although due to the similarity to the one above, there seems little doubt that sb1844 is the corrected version of the error above.



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