Friendship Cord

Title

Friendship Cord

Subject

ribbon, commemorative

Description

One of two cords received in the Idaho Merci Train Boxcar. A friendship cord tied in a knot representing the friendship of the United States and France.

Exterior: Clear plastic case holding the Friendship Cord. The cord sits on a flat rectangle plastic piece with inserts to hold the top of the case in place. The top of the case is a tall dome covering the tied cord and paper inserts. Unattached to the artifact is a small rectangle paper with same detailed description in English.
Interior: Several red, white, and blue threads twisted together and tied into one knot to create a cord. The cord is glued to the base of the case. Small paper depicting a torn black and white American flag in front of the Eiffel tower with a yellow description in French on the top. There is an orange two part emblem in front of the flag and tower. An additional small rectangle paper with detailed description in English. Paper has a gold border.

Creator

Tabatha Butler Photographer

Source

1949.3.73/1-4

Publisher

Idaho State Historical Society

Date

Circa 1949

Contributor

Idaho State Historical Society

Rights

Idaho State Historical Society

Relation

Still image of Friendship Cord in Merci Train collection

Format

Hieght: 1/-4 1/8 2/-2.5” 3/-1.75” 4/-2.75” Width 1/- 5.5” l 1/-10” 2/-3.5” 3/-4.25” 4/-6”

Language

English, French

Type

Still image

Identifier

1949.3.73

Coverage

Idaho State Historical Museum's Storage

Files

1949.3.73a.JPG
1949.3.73b.JPG
1949.3.73c.JPG
1949.3.73d.JPG
1949.3.73e.jpg
1949.3.73a.JPG
1949.3.73b.JPG
1949.3.73c.JPG
1949.3.73d.JPG
1949.3.73e.jpg
Date Added
December 14, 2011
Collection
Idaho Merci Train Collection
Item Type
Still Image
Citation
Tabatha Butler Photographer , “Friendship Cord,” Idaho Merci Train, accessed August 17, 2022, https://idahomercitrain.omeka.net/items/show/38.