Key to the City of Elmira, presented to Ella Fitzgerald

Description:

Key to the City of Elmira. During her national tours, communities awarded jazz vocalist, Ella Fitzgerald, a key to their city. This framed grouping is a small selection of the many she received. (1996.0342.049.01-.12). The key has an engraved metal plaque:

To
Ella Fitzgerald
From the Citizens Of
The City Of Elmira
October 22, 1977

Presentation Date: 1977

Recipient: Fitzgerald, EllaPresenter: City of Elmira

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States

Subject: Awards and Prizes

Subject:

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Credit Line: Fitzgerald 1989 Trust (through Richard D. Rosman)

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1996.0342.049.10Accession Number: 1996.0342Catalog Number: 1996.0342.049.10

Object Name: key

Physical Description: metal (overall material)fabric (overall material)glass (overall material)Measurements: overall: 48 cm x 58 cm x 4 cm; 18 7/8 in x 22 13/16 in x 1 9/16 inkey: 5 7/16 in x 1 5/8 in; 13.81125 cm x 4.1275 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-5e72-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1190810

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