Kahler Decorative Ribbons Collection 

(GC065)

Listing
by
Vicki Principi
 

Graphic Arts Collection
Department of Rare Books and Special Collections
Princeton University Library
2004

 

Consists of 32 decorative ribbons, each embroidered by Kahler to illustrate different themes. Included in the representations are flowers, classical/mythological figures, Biblical figures and symbols, operatic figures, Austrian folk dancers, ice skaters, and signs of the zodiac. The collection also includes copies of a memorial address by Herman Brock, photographs, postcards, and a biographical statement by Kahler's daughter-in-law, Alice L. Kahler.
 

Box 1 contents:
Ephemera related to the embroidered ribbon collection (23 items)

Box 2 contents [ribbons]:
Beige cloth with embroidery and appliqué - symbolic of liberty; no date
Blue grosgrain ribbon featuring flowers - created for a Florentine hat for Lili; no date
Dark brown ribbon featuring ice skaters; no date
Golden yellow ribbon featuring flowers; no date
Goldenrod grosgrain ribbon featuring flowers; no date
Goldenrod satin ribbon depicting four characters by Wolfgang von Goethe; ca. 1949
Goldenrod satin ribbon depicting five characters by Friedrich Schiller; ca. 1949
Green grosgrain ribbon featuring eight operatic figures; no date
Green grosgrain ribbon featuring six operatic figures; no date
Green velvet ribbon featuring three pagliacci, a dog, and crescent moons; no date
Ivory ribbon featuring flowers and gold metallic thread; no date
Ivory ribbon featuring flowers and silver sequins; no date
Lilac grosgrain ribbon featuring five Austrian folk dancers; no date
Lilac grosgrain ribbon featuring operatic figures; no date
Lilac grosgrain ribbon featuring symbols of peace; no date
Magenta silk ribbon representing insanity in history; no date
Navy blue grosgrain ribbon depicting zodiac symbols - created for Albert Einstein; no date
Navy blue grosgrain ribbon featuring five women from different countries; no date
Navy blue grosgrain ribbon featuring New Testament figures; no date
Pale blue ribbon representing the poem, 'The Magic Band;' no date
Pale blue satin ribbon featuring four Austrian folk dancers; no date
Pale green grosgrain ribbon depicting costumes, worn for the Viennese Gschnas Balls; no date
Pink grosgrain ribbon representing the poet Virgil with a parade of satyrs, fauns and ladies; 1945
Pink ribbon representing springtime; 1941
Royal blue silk ribbon representing the activities of the Red Cross in wartime; no date
Taupe ribbon featuring flowers vases and festoons; no date
White silk ribbon featuring Bible scenes and a menorah; no date
Yellow grosgrain ribbon featuring operatic figures; no date
Yellow silk ribbon featuring carnations; 1937
Yellow silk ribbon featuring ladies and shepherds holding festoons; 1935

Hanging in Graphic Arts, 2-14-G:
Dark green silk ribbon featuring Adam and Eve, Archangels, St. Michael and the dragon; 1942
White silk ribbon featuring Bible scenes and the Star of David; no date



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