rubbing, VVM name
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From the collection of the National Park Service, National Mall and Memorial Parks.

rubbing, VVM name

CATALOG NUMBER

VIVE 08369

ACCESSION DATE

04/07/1988

ASSOCIATED NAMES ON THE WALL
ITEM SUMMARY

Vietnam Veterans Memorial (VVM) name rubbing for U.S. Air Force Colonel (Col) Peter Joseph Stewart upon a VVM Wall rubbing sheet. The artifact was left at The Wall by an anonymous donor between December 1987 - April 1988.

ITEM DESCRIPTION

VIETNAM VETERANS MEMORIAL (VVM) NAME RUBBING FOR U.S. AIR FORCE COLONEL (COL) PETER JOSEPH STEWART. THE OBJECT CONSISTS OF A RUBBED IMPRESSION OF THE VVM WALL HONOREE NAME, "PETER J STEWART" EXECUTED IN BLUE CRAYON AND BLOCK SCRIPT UPON THE CENTER OF THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE OF A VVM WALL RUBBING SHEET. THE WALL RUBBING SHEET CONSISTS OF A RECTANGULARLY SHAPED SHEET OF WHITE, UNLINED PAPER WITH A RECTANGULARLY SHAPED, BLACK PRINTED BORDER AND THE DATES OF AMERICAN INVOLVEMENT IN THE VIETNAM WAR, "1959" AND, "1975" PRINTED IN BLACK INK AND ARABIC NUMERALS WITH AN ACCOMPANYING QUOTATION FOR EACH PRINTED IN BLACK INK AND BLOCK SCRIPT/ARABIC NUMERALS AT THE UPPER, PROPER LEFT-HAND AND LOWER, PROPER RIGHT-HAND CORNERS OF THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE, RESPECTIVELY. ALONG THE LOWER EDGE OF THE OBVERSE OBJECT SURFACE ARE TWO (2) FIELDS PRE-PRINTED IN BLACK INK AND BLOCK SCRIPT FOR, "PANEL #______" AND "LINE #______", RESPECTIVELY. ACCORDING TO VIVE CATALOG NOTES PREPARED BY MRCE COLLECTIONS STAFF, AN NPS RANGER'S NOTE ORIGINALLY DISCOVERED WITH THE ARTIFACT READ, "4/35".

ACCESSION GROUP

VIVE-00049

RECORD COPONENT QTY

1

ASSOCIATED ITEM TEXT

Text of the printed & rubbed inscriptions upon the obverse object surface is transcribed in full, as follows: [Obverse object surface, upper, proper left-hand corner, printed inscription] "1959 / IN HONOR OF THE MEN AND WOMEN OF THE ARMED FORCES OF THE UNITED STATES WHO SERVED IN THE VIETNAM WAR, THE NAMES OF THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES AND OF THOSE WHO REMAIN MISSING ARE INSCRIBED IN THE ORDER THEY WERE TAKEN FROM US." / [Obverse object surface, lower, proper right-hand corner, printed inscription] "1975 / OUR NATION HONORS THE COURAGE, SACRIFICE AND DEVOTION TO DUTY AND COUNTRY OF ITS VIETNAM VETERANS. / THIS MEMORIAL WAS BUILT WITH PRIVATE CONTRIBUTIONS FROM THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. / NOVEMBER 11, 1982" / [Obverse object surface, lower edge, printed inscriptions] "Panel #______ / Line #______" / [Obverse object surface, center, rubbed inscription] "PETER J STEWART"

ITEM DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT

Item Weight: 1.8g
Item Length: 10.7cm
Item Width: 27.7cm