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Key to the City of Elmira, presented to Ella Fitzgerald

Key to the City of Elmira, presented to Ella Fitzgerald

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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:

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

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Object Name
presentation date
Fitzgerald, Ella
City of Elmira
place made
United States
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
fabric (overall material)
glass (overall material)
overall: 48 cm x 58 cm x 4 cm; 18 7/8 in x 22 13/16 in x 1 9/16 in
key: 5 7/16 in x 1 5/8 in; 13.81125 cm x 4.1275 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Fitzgerald 1989 Trust (through Richard D. Rosman)
Awards and Prizes
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Data Source
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