|Title||Reward of Merit, 20: Hoboken Public School, No. 2, Female Department. Roll of Honor. Alice Ketcham. Various dates, 1886 to 1889.|
|Object Name||Reward of Merit|
|Collection||Hoboken Schools & School Activities Collection|
|Credit||Museum Collections. Gift of a Friend of the Museum.|
|Scope & Content||
Reward of Merit, twenty: Hoboken Public School, No. 2, Female Department. Roll of Honor. Alice Ketcham. Various dates, 1886 to 1889. Printed heavy cardstock, 1-13/16" high x 2-1/2" wide.
Inscribed ink name of student Alice Ketcham and date. No notation for specific award is stated which is typical. Reverse of all are blank except those for 1889 which have the written name, S. Schrader.
Number from each year:
School No. 2 was at 918 - 922 Garden St.
Rewards of Merit were commonly used throughout the nineteenth century. While generic versions were commercially available for purchase and use, those here were apparently printed locally with the possibility that they were printed at this school or another one. The slight variations in trimmed size, changing color stock and the occassionally misprinted ones suggest amateur printers.
|Year Range from||1886|
|Year Range to||1889|
School No. 2
916 Garden St.
918 Garden St.
920 Garden St.
922 Garden St.
|Caption||Reward of Merit 1: Alice Ketcham, April 30, 1886|