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Impressions of New York seals (6)

Object Number: 
INV.5622
Date: 
1850-1900
Medium: 
Paper, cardboard, glass
Dimensions: 
overall, including frame: 1/2 x 15 1/4 x 20 1/2 in. ( 1.3 x 38.7 x 52.1 cm )
Marks: 
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..."
Description: 
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.
Gallery Label: 
This object was once part of the folk art collection of Elie Nadelman (1882-1946), the avant-garde sculptor. From 1924 to 1934, Nadelman's collection was displayed in his Museum of Folk Arts, located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. The Historical Society purchased Nadelman's entire collection in 1937.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman, 1937
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group