This is a ribbon worn by an "Honorary Guest" on the day of the dedication to Soldiers' Monument on October 6, 1899. The original owner is owner is unknown, but could have belonged to anyone listed on the back of the program, their spouses, or members of the Ladies Memorial Day Association.
There is an ornate safety pin that was attaching the ribbon to the program. It is possible that this is the same safety pin used the day of the dedication to affix the ribbon to honorary guest.
##### Programme Transcript######
Programme of Exercises
Prepared by the Ladies Memorial Day Association
Dedication of Soldiers' Monument, Oct. 6, '99
Hon. Martin Kingman, President of the Day
Overture- "national Airs" -- Catlin
Spencer's Military Band, A. Moll, Director
Invocation- Rev. John Wston, D. D.
Male Chorus- "The signal Resound" - Dudley Buck
Prof. Eugene Plowe, Leader
C. S. Burdick Henry Vlde
Howard Plowe Fred Allen
Edgar Foster H. S. Wilson
Dr. Arthur Smith Leigh Gibson
E. W. K. Howe Samuel Bradley
Frank T. Miller
Unveiling Monument by Mrs. S. A. Kinsey
Inspection of Monument by President Wm. McKinley and Cabinet, accompanied by Fritz E. Triebel, Sculptor
Hon. C. Hay, Secretary of State,
Hon. Martin Kingman, President of the day
Hon. Elihu Root, Secretary of War,
Hon. Henry W. Lynch, Mayor
Hon. J. D. Long, Secretary of the Navy,
Mr. John C. Kingsbury, Chairman Board of Supervisors
Attorney General Griggs,
J. B. Greenhut
Hon. E. A. Hitchcock, Secretary of the Interior
Hon. Mr. Wilson, Secretary of Agriculture
General A. E. Shaw
Hon. I. D. Inman, Department Commander Illinois G.A.R.
Presentation of Monument to the County and City of Peoria by Mrs. Lucie B. Tyng
Acceptance on behalf of the county by Mr. John C. Kingsbury, Chairman of Supervisors
Acceptance on Behalf of the City by Hon. Henry W. Lynch, Mayor
Address by President of the Day
Introduction of President Wm. McKinley by President of the Day
Address of Welcome by Hon. Henry W. Lynch, Mayor
Address and Dedication by Hon. Wm. McKinley, President of the United States
Taps- L. H. Wiley
Song- "America"- with band accompaniment
"My County, 'tis of thee,
Sweet land of liberty,
Of thee I sing;
Land where our fathers died,
Land of the Pilgrim's pride,
From every mountain side,
Let freedom ring.
Our father's God to thee,
Author of liberty,
To Thee we sing;
Long may our land be bright,
Protect us by Thy might,
Great God, our King."
During the singing of this hymn there will be a short reception to President McKinley
Disbursement- Escort of President McKinley to J. B. Greenhut's residence
Escort of other officials to places assigned
Mrs. Lucy B. Tyng, President
Mrs. Helen M. Wilson, Secretary
#### End Transcript ####
NOTE: For preservation purposes the ribbon, pin, and program have been detached from each other, but remain stored together.
This souvenir pin was given away at the 1903 Peoria Corn Exposition and Carnival. The exposition took place from October 12 to the 24th.
The Northwestern Consolidated Milling Company of Minneapolis, Minnesota gave these pins away at the 1901 Peoria Corn Carnival to promote Ceresota Flour. The Corn Carnival took place on October 7th to the 19th.
This pin was produced to promote the Bartholomew Company's Glide Automobiles.
The Avery Company sent these pins to people who were willing to supply a list of potential customers.
This Corn Carnival Pin was given at the 1899 Peoria Corn Carnival that took place from October 9th to the 14th. The pin, however, says "October 12 to 15." Rhea-Thielens Implement Company manufactured "Agricultural Implements, wagons, buggies, carriages, binder twine, etc."
This fob and ones like it were given away in return for a list of names for potential customers. *See the attached December 1913 Threshermen's Review and Power Farming advertisement clipping.
The Ladies Memorial Day Association sold these pins in 1899 to raise money to pay for the Soldiers Monument. The ribbon says "I have, have you?" This refers to donating to the fundraiser. An image of the monument appears on the front, and President McKinley appears on the back. President McKinley was present at the dedication to "inspect" the monument.
The ribbon portion is in poor condition. While still attached, it is fraying significantly.
This is a pin worn by a delegate to the 25th annual National Encampment of the Sons of Veterans held on the August 21, 22, and 23rd of 1906 in Peoria. It features the war memorial located at the Peoria courthouse. The Davenport Times reported on August 21st that the encampment will have a campfire located at the court house and later delegates would take an excursion on the "new steamer" David Swain.
This second prize medal for the one mile bicycle race event was awarded Warren Gentry at the second annual T. P. & W. RY (Toledo, Peoria & Western Railroad) Bicycle Club Picnic. It is dated August 8, 1898; however, it may have taken place on a different day. Further research is required.
This is a Rhea-Thielens Implement Co. ribbon give away handed out at the 1900 Corn Carnival. It promotes the Janney Feed Mill. The 1900 corn carnival took place from October 3rd to the 13th.
This is an image of a Corn Carnival Pin from 1901. The carnival took place on October 7 to the 19.
Key and fob for room 536 of Hotel Mayer. Hotel Mayer was located at 200 Northeast Adams.
This is a 1902 Corn Carnival pin. The carnival took place from the 6th through the 18th of October that year.
Corn Carnival Democratic Day chairman Sam Woolner Jr. wore this ribbon as he greeted presidential candidate William Jennings Bryan on October 9, 1900 at the Peoria Corn Carnival.
The Greenhut Memorial Gar Hall is printed on this souvenir tray.
This a trade card advertisement for the Comstock-Avery Furniture Co. These were given during the 1891 Christmas season.
CARD CONTENTS: Headquarters for Furniture and Novelties- Presents Remembrances- Our Holiday Stock is complete in all respects. By a call at our Store, you will be pleased and benefited by an examination of our bewildering array of Nobby Goods.- Comstock-Avery Furniture Co.- 21 South Adams Street, Peoria, Illinois
This is a Spring of 1885 advertisement for F. H. Cooper, dry goods and millinery store on 124 and 126 S. Adams. Frank H. Cooper was the proprietor.
This is an advertisement for the boot and shoe firm of Bauer & Trefzger. Paul O. Bauer and Adolf Trefzger were the proprietors.
Leslie D. Puterbaugh writes to Charles W. Hamilton of Brimfield regarding payment for sheriffs fees.
James C. Rankin writes to Chauncey D. Clarke regarding his negotiations with Joseph B. Greenhut about investments in the Santa Maria Gold Mine located near Pheonix Arizona.
LETTERHEAD CONTENTS: The National- J. B. Moore & Co, Proprietors- C.F. Moore, Secy & Treas-
Robert G. Ingersoll writes to Maria L. Harper, née Cassell, regarding a request sent to him. He alludes to her getting along well "under circumstances;" likely referring to the fairly recent death of her husband John T. Harper. After the Civil War Ingersoll, Harper, and Joseph J. Cassell had a law partnership in El Paso, IL. ¹
LETTERHEAD CONTENTS: Ingersoll, Puterbaugh Bros. & McCune- Attorneys and Counselors at Law- No. 201 Main Street, over Second National Bank- Robeet [sic] G. Ingersoll- S. D. Puterbaugh- Geo. Puterbaugh- Eugene Mc' Cune
Col. James M. Rice, National Guard Association executive committee member from the western states, writes to General Albert Ordway to congratulate him on his appointment to Brigadier-General of the militia of the District of Columbia.
LETTERHEAD CONTENTS: The National Guard Association of the United States- President, Gen'l Geo. w. wingae, New York City.- First Vice-President, Adjutant Gen'l Johnston Jones, Asheville, N.C.- Second Vice-President, Adjutant Gen'l A. B. Campbell, Topeka Kansas.- Corresponding Secretary. Col. Charles E Bridge, New York City.- Recording Secretary, Adjutant Gen'l William L. Aleander, Des Moines, Iowa.- Treasurer. Adjutant Gen'l John C. Bonnell. Lincoln Neb,- Executive Committee, From New England States, Gen'l Elisha H. Rhodes, Providence, R. I.- From Middle States, Lieut. Col. Andrew D Hepburn, Philadelphia, Pa.- From Sothern States, Gen'l Dabney H. Maury, Richmond, Va.- From Western States, Col. James M. Rice, Peoria, ILL.- From Pacific States, Col. Horace D. RAnlett, San Francisco, Cal.
This hinge was salvaged by Peoria Architectural Salvage LLC from the Martin Kingman Home that was located at 203 NE Perry Ave. The home was constructed in 1879 and stood until its demolition in 2017.
This novelty wooden whistle advertised The Adams Music House located at 114 S. Adams St.