Graduation Tassel

Graduation Tassel

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This grey braided thread graduation tassel. It is in a paper envelope marked:

graduation tassel
Senn H.S.

This tassell was previously owned and used by William Russo, jazz composer, arranger, and founder of the Chicago Jazz Ensemble. This was his Senn High School graduation tassel from 1945.

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Object Name
Date made
Russo, William
Physical Description
fabric (overall material)
paper (overall material)
tassel: 1 in x 1 1/8 in x 11 3/4 in; 2.54 cm x 2.8575 cm x 29.845 cm
envelope: 11/16 in x 5 3/4 in x 3 1/4 in; 1.74625 cm x 14.605 cm x 8.255 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Camille Davis Russo Blinstrub, Barbara Russo Evans, Alexander W. Russo, and Condee Nast Russo
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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