overall, including frame: 1/2 x 15 1/4 x 20 1/2 in. ( 1.3 x 38.7 x 52.1 cm )
handwritten: in ink: "Impressions made from Anciene Public Seals. Presented by Mr. John Paulding."
handwritten: in ink: descriptions of each seal, i.e. "No. 1. Corporation Seal, N.Y. City, in use from 1686 to present..."
Impressions of six New York public seals, affixed to paper, matted and framed. The seals are 1) corporation seal, New York City, in use from 1686 to Revolution; 2) seal of Corporation of Trinity Church, 1697; 3) seal of N.Y. Comm. Council, struck immediately after Revolution; 4) territorial seal of Governor Dongan, ca. 1685; 6) Mayor's seal, 1795.
Purchased from Elie Nadelman, 1937
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
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