invitation, wedding
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From the collection of the National Park Service, National Mall and Memorial Parks.

invitation, wedding

CATALOG NUMBER

VIVE 35927

ACCESSION DATE

06/24/1991

ASSOCIATED NAMES ON THE WALL
ITEM SUMMARY

Wedding invitation dedicated to U.S. Army Private First Class (PFC) Terry Walker Cressel. The invitation pertains to the marriage of, "Kimberly Michelle Cressel" to, "Robert John Matuozak" at, "Bon Air Baptist Church / 800 North Illinois Street / Arlington, Virginia" on June 15, 1991, and bears a handwritten inscription from the bride-to-be reading, ""I miss you daddy! / Sure do wish you were here! / Love, / Michelle". The artifact was left at The Wall by Kimberly Michelle Cressel in June 1991.

ITEM DESCRIPTION

WEDDING INVITATION DEDICATED TO U.S. ARMY PRIVATE FIRST CLASS (PFC) TERRY WALKER CRESSEL. THE OBJECT CONSISTS OF A WEDDING INVITATION PRINTED IN BLACK & BROWN INK AND CURSIVE SCRIPT/ARABIC NUMERALS UPON A RECTANGULARLY SHAPED, BI-FOLD, ARTCO BRAND CARD COMPRISED OF A SHEET OF PLAIN, OFF-WHITE PAPER STOCK BEARING A ROUGHLY TORN EDGE ALONG THE PROPER LEFT-HAND SIDE OF THE EXTERIOR, OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE. AT THE UPPER, PROPER LEFT-HAND CORNER OF THE EXTERIOR, OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE OF THE CARD IS A GRAPHIC DESIGN EXECUTED IN BROWN INK AND DEPICTING TWO (2) YOUNG, CAUCASIAN CHILDREN (ONE (1) BOY AND ONE (1) GIRL) HOLDING HANDS AND WALKING AWAY FROM THE VIEWER THROUGH A FIELD OF KNEE-HIGH GRASS. AN INSCRIPTION PRINTED IN BLACK INK AND CURSIVE SCRIPT AT THE LOWER, PROPER RIGHT-HAND CORNER OF THE EXTERIOR, OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE READS, "THIS DAY I WILL MARRY MY FRIEND; THE ONE I LAUGH WITH, LIVE FOR, DREAM WITH, LOVE". AT THE INTERIOR, PROPER RIGHT-HAND SIDE OF THE CARD IS AN INSCRIPTION HANDWRITTEN IN BLUE INK AND CURSIVE SCRIPT DIRECTED TOWARDS PFC CRESSEL AND READING, "I MISS YOU DADDY! / SURE DO WISH YOU WERE HERE! / LOVE, / MICHELLE". AT THE INTERIOR, PROPER LEFT-HAND SIDE OF THE CARD IS AN INSCRIPTION PRINTED IN BROWN INK AND CURSIVE SCRIPT/ARABIC NUMERALS CONSTITUTING THE LOGISTICAL DETAILS OF THE WEDDING INVITATION AND READING, "KIMBERLY MICHELLE CRESSEL / AND / ROBERT JOHN MATUSZAK / REQUEST THE HONOUR OF YOUR PRESENCE / AT THEIR MARRIAGE / ON SATURDAY, THE FIFTEENTH OF JUNE / NINETEEN HUNDRED AND NINETY-ONE / AT ONE O'CLOCK IN THE AFTERNOON / BON AIR BAPTIST CHURCH / 800 NORTH ILLINOIS STREET / ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA". AT THE LOWER, CENTER EDGE OF THE EXTERIOR, REVERSE OBJECT SURFACE OF THE CARD IS A STATEMENT OF COPYRIGHT PRINTED IN BROWN INK AND BLOCK SCRIPT AND READING, "© ARTCO". ACCORDING TO VIVE CATALOG NOTES PREPARED BY MRCE COLLECTIONS STAFF, THE NPS RANGER'S LOG ENTRY CORRESPONDING TO THIS ARTIFACT IS RECORDED AS FOLLOWS: "# 6/322".

ACCESSION GROUP

VIVE-00086

RECORD COPONENT QTY

1

ASSOCIATED ITEM TEXT

Text of the printed & handwritten inscriptions upon the various object surfaces is transcribed in full, as follows: [Exterior, obverse object surface, printed inscription] "This day I will marry my friend; the one I laugh with, live for, dream with, Love" / [Interior, proper left-hand object surface, printed inscription] "Kimberly Michelle Cressel / and / Robert John Matuszak / request the honour of your presence / at their marriage / on Saturday, the fifteenth of June / nineteen hundred and ninety-one / at one o'clock in the afternoon / Bon Air Baptist Church / 800 North Illinois Street / Arlington, Virginia" / [Exterior, reverse object surface, printed inscription] "© ARTCO" / [Interior, proper right-hand object surface, handwritten inscription] "I miss you daddy! / Sure do wish you were here! / Love, / Michelle"

ITEM DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT

Item Weight: 6.6g
Item Length: 15.1cm
Item Width: 11.2cm