wreath, memorial
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From the collection of the National Park Service, National Mall and Memorial Parks.

wreath, memorial

CATALOG NUMBER

VIVE 10169

ACCESSION DATE

06/03/1993

ASSOCIATED NAMES ON THE WALL
ITEM SUMMARY

Memorial wreath dedicated to U.S. Army Corporal (CPL) Rell Crigger, Jr. The wreath consists of a pink painted, white styrofoam disk to which has been affixed lengths of white nylon ribbon, numerous red and white faux carnation flowers, a white styrofoam cutout representing a pair of hands clasped in prayer, and the painted inscriptions, "Kept in God's Hands / Brother / Uncle / Gone but not forgotten / Rell Crigger Jr". The artifact was left at The Wall by an anonymous donor between April - June 1993.

ITEM DESCRIPTION

MEMORIAL WREATH DEDICATED TO U.S. ARMY CORPORAL (CPL) RELL CRIGGER JR. THE OBJECT CONSISTS OF A MEMORIAL WREATH COMPRISED OF A LARGE, CIRCULARLY SHAPED, WHITE STYROFOAM DISK PAINTED PINK AT THE OBVERSE SURFACE, TO THE EXTERIOR CIRCUMFERENTIAL EDGE OF WHICH HAS BEEN AFFIXED (VIA MULTIPLE METAL STICK PINS) A LENGTH OF CREASED/FOLDED WHITE NYLON FRINGE. AFFIXED AROUND THE PERIMETER EDGE OF THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE OF THE WREATH (VIA HOLES DRIVEN INTO THE STYROFOAM SUBSTRATE) ARE NUMEROUS FAUX CARNATIONS AND WHITE FLOWERS CONSISTING OF PINK AND WHITE NYLON FLOWER PETALS, YELLOW AND GREEN POLY-PLASTIC REPRODUCTIVE STRUCTURES, AND GREEN POLY-PLASTIC STEMS. AFFIXED TO THE CENTER OF THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE OF THE WREATH, VIA SOME FORM OF CHEMICAL ADHESIVE, IS A WHITE STYROFOAM CUTOUT REPRESENTING A PROFILE IMAGE OF TWO (2) HUMAN HANDS CLASPED IN PRAYER. THE OBVERSE SURFACE OF THE CUTOUT HAS BEEN DECORATED WITH A SPARKLE PAINT, AND THE PHRASE, "KEPT IN GOD'S HANDS" HAS BEEN EXECUTED UPON THE LOWER EDGE OF THE CUTOUT IN RAISED, CURSIVE SCRIPT AND SPARKLY GOLD COLORED PAINT. THE PHRASES, "BROTHER / GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN", "UNCLE", AND "RELL CRIGGER JR." ARE SIMILARLY EXECUTED IN RAISED, CURSIVE SCRIPT AND SPARKLY GOLD COLORED PAINT AT THE UPPER, PROPER RIGHT-HAND, UPPER, PROPER LEFT-HAND, AND LOWER, CENTER EDGES OF THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE OF THE WREATH, RESPECTIVELY. THE OBJECT WAS PREVIOUSLY FEATURED IN THE MUSEUM OF OUR NATIONAL HERITAGE EXHIBITION (MOONH # 1045).

ACCESSION GROUP

VIVE-00117

RECORD COPONENT QTY

1

ASSOCIATED ITEM TEXT

Text of the various painted inscriptions upon the obverse object surface is transcribed in full, as follows: [Obverse object surface, painted inscriptions] "Kept in God's Hands / Brother / Uncle / Gone but not forgotten / Rell Crigger Jr"

ITEM DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT

Item Weight: 350.0g
Item Depth: 62.0cm (Diameter) / 194.7cm (Circumference) / 10.5cm (Wreath Depth)