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canteen

  • Catalog Number:VIVE 11256
  • Accession Date:11/7/1995
  • Item Summary:Canteen. A handwritten inscription upon the exterior surface of the canteen is addressed to, "Rick", is signed, "Fredrick W. Pepper / USN / 1969 - 1973", and indicates that it was left at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial (VVM) during the occasion of a, "MARCHE [sic] ON DC. 95 / FOR OUR HERO'S [sic]." An excerpt of the inscription reads, "When you should have been worried about your next date you died [...] I was spared. / You were not. / Today I marche [sic] to fight a different war. / One to save those who our country has abandoned [...] I will never forget you or them." The artifact was left at The Wall by U.S. Navy and Vietnam veteran Fredrick W. Pepper during a March on Washington, D.C. between September - November 1995.

lyrics, printed music

  • Catalog Number:VIVE 11555
  • Accession Date:6/2/1988
  • Item Summary:Printed lyrics to a song entitled, "Where Have All the Flowers Gone?" by composer, "Pete Seeger" and originally performed by folk artists, "Peter, Paul, & Mary". Handwritten inscriptions upon the lyric sheet read, "May 30, 1988 / Memorial Day / J.D., Donald, Billy, John -". The artifact was left at The Wall along with a vinyl phonograph record (VIVE (11554)) by a donor identified only as, "Luke" on Memorial Day, May 30, 1988.

assemblage


  • Catalog Number:VIVE 11554
  • Accession Date:6/2/1988
  • Associated Name(s) on The Wall: N/A
  • Item Summary:London Records (serial #5N 9766) 45rpm vinyl record recording of two (2) songs by The Rolling Stones, "(I Can't Get No) SATISFACTION" and "THE UNDER ASSISTANT WEST COAST PROMOTION MAN", housed inside an Eric Records brand sleeve. The dedication, "Love, / Luke" is handwritten upon Side A of the adhesive graphic label affixed to the vinyl record. The artifact assemblage was left at The Wall along with a sheet of printed music lyrics (VIVE (11555)) by a donor identified only as, "Luke" on Memorial Day, May 30, 1988.
  • Accession Group:VIVE-00050
  • Related Items: VIVE 11555 - lyrics, printed music
  • Record Component Qty:2
  • Item Description:ASSEMBLAGE CONSISTING OF: COMPONENT (A) VINYL PHONOGRAPH RECORD AND COMPONENT (B) VINYL PHONOGRAPH RECORD SLEEVE. COMPONENT (A) VINYL PHONOGRAPH RECORD. THE OBJECT CONSISTS OF A LONDON RECORDS, SERIAL #5N 9766, FORTY-FIVE RPM (45 RPM) RECORDING OF TWO (2) SONGS, "(I CAN'T GET NO) SATISFACTION" AND "THE UNDER ASSISTANT WEST COAST PROMOTION MAN" BY, "THE ROLLING STONES". THE OBJECT CONSISTS OF A CIRCULARLY SHAPED, BLACK VINYL DISK WITH CIRCULAR GROOVES ENCODING AUDIO INFORMATION CUT AROUND BOTH SURFACES, A 3.75CM (DIAMETER) HOLE AT THE CENTER FOR ACCOMMODATION OF THE PHONOGRAPH SPINDLE, AND YELLOW, BLACK, BLUE, BROWN, GREEN, & AND WHITE PAPER, ADHESIVE GRAPHIC LABELS AFFIXED TO BOTH OBJECT SURFACES AND BEARING RECORD COMPANY, ARTIST, TRACK, AND RECORD DISK INFORMATION PRINTED IN BLACK INK AND BLOCK SCRIPT/ARABIC NUMERALS. THE PHRASE, "LOVE, / LUKE" IS HANDWRITTEN IN BLUE INK AND BLOCK SCRIPT UPON THE ADHESIVE GRAPHIC LABEL AT THE UPPER, PROPER RIGHT-HAND CORNER OF THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE. COMPONENT (A) WAS ORIGINALLY DISCOVERED WITHIN, AND IS TYPICALLY HOUSED INSIDE, COMPONENT (B). COMPONENT (B) VINYL PHONOGRAPH RECORD SLEEVE. THE OBJECT CONSISTS OF AN ERIC RECORDS BRAND, WAXED PAPER SLEEVE WHICH IS SLIGHTLY LARGER THAN COMPONENT (A), WITH AN 8.0CM (DIAMETER) VIEWING WINDOW CUT OUT OF THE CENTER AND A GRAY AND RED GRAPHIC DESIGN PRINTED IN RED AND GRAY INK AND BLOCK SCRIPT AT THE OBVERSE AND REVERSE OBJECT SURFACES REFLECTING THE RECORD COMPANY RESPONSIBLE FOR PRODUCING THE SLEEVE, "ERIC RECORDS". ADDITIONALLY, INSTRUCTIONS FOR OBTAINING A COMPLETE CATALOG OF ERIC RECORDS TITLES IS ALSO PRINTED AT THE LOWER, PROPER LEFT-HAND CORNER OF THE REVERSE OBJECT SURFACE IN RED INK AND BLOCK SCRIPT/ARABIC NUMERALS. THE OBJECT IS ASSOCIATED WITH VIVE (11555).
  • Associated Item Text: Text of the printed and handwritten inscriptions upon the paper adhesive labels affixed to COMPONENT (A), as well as of the printed graphic design upon COMPONENT (B) is transcribed in full as follows: [COMPONENT (A), Side A, printed label text] "LONDONĀ® / Pub: Immediate Music, Inc. / BMI / Time: 3:45 / DR 35801 / 5N 9766 / Produced by / Andrew Loog Oldham / for Impact Sound / (I Can't Get No) SATISFACTION / (Jagger, Richard) / THE ROLLING STONES / Engineer - Dave Messinger / Made in U.S.A." / [COMPONENT (A), Side B, printed label text] "LONDONĀ® / Pub: Immediate Music, Inc. / BMI / Time: 3:10 / DR 35802 / 5N 9766 / Produced by / Andrew Loog Oldham / for Impact Sound / THE UNDER ASSISTANT WEST COAST PROMOTION MAN / (Nanker Phelge) / THE ROLLING STONES / Made in U.S.A." / [COMPONENT (A), Side A, handwritten inscription] "Love, / Luke" / [COMPONENT (B), obverse object surface, graphic design text] "ERIC RECORDS / ERIC OLDIES / [motif repeatedly printed in sixteen (16) separate squares]" / [COMPONENT (B), reverse object surface, graphic design text] "ERIC RECORDS / ERIC OLDIES / [motif repeatedly printed in fifteen (15) separate squares] / For a complete Eric Catalog / Write / ERIC RECORDS / P.O. BOX 287 / WESTVILLE, NJ / 08093"
  • Item Dimensions and Weight:
    • Item Weight: 27.9g (Weight of COMPONENT (A) only)
    • Item Length: N/A
    • Item Width: N/A
    • Item Height: N/A
    • Item Depth: 17.5cm (Diameter) / 55.0cm (Circumference)
  • Item Notes:Dimensions listed above are for COMPONENT (A) only. Measurements for COMPONENT (B) are as follows:

    [COMPONENT (B)]:
    18.0cm (L) X 18.25cm (W) X 6.9g (Weight)
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Items left at The Wall - The Virtual Collection

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial was dedicated on November 13, 1982. Shortly thereafter, visitors to the Memorial began leaving items in memoriam to those killed and missing service members listed on The Wall. These artifacts now collectively comprise the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Collection -- a museum collection of more than 400,000 items held in the public trust by the National Park Service. Today, this Collection is among the largest and most actively researched collections in the National Capital Region.

The Collection is jointly curated by National Mall and Memorial Parks and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF). The VVMF is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that relies upon public donations to continue its work, and receives no federal funding.