|Title||Certificate of appointment for Fireman of Hoboken, New Jersey, no date, ca. 1870-90. Blank and unissued.|
|Object Name||Certificate, Membership|
|Collection||Hoboken Fire Collection|
Certificate of appointment for Fireman of Hoboken, New Jersey, no date, ca. 1870-90. Blank and unissued.
Engraved sheet 17-1/2" high x 23-1/2" wide with darkened area ca. 14" x 18" where engraved area was shown in a matte; edges have slight irregular trim. Plate mark: 13" high x 18" wide.
Allegorical engraving at top center, designed by J. Oertel, with King Neptune or Posiden rising from the water at the left. He is handing a key to a goddess(?) who will pass it to a fireman approaching her from the right. In the right background is a firefighting scene with firemen raising a ladder and others holding a hose. Ship masts are in the left background.
Text, all engraved, line for line:
This is to certify [blank line for entry of name] is pursuant to Law nominated and appointed | One of the Firemen of Hoboken State of New Jersey.
Hoboken, [blank line for entry] | [blank line for entry of Chief Engineer's name] | Chief Engineer, H.F.D.
[blank line for entry of Mayor's name or signature] Mayor | [blank line for entry of City Clerk's name or signature] City Clerk.
Bottom center, an engraved vignette of fireman's hat and tools; below:
[blank line for date] 18 [blank line for last two digits of the year].
|Year Range from||1870|
|Year Range to||1890|
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