Overall: 3 5/8 x 1 3/8 in. ( 9.2 x 3.5 cm )
intaglio (inverted): on face of stamp: "GG"
Circular brass seal matrix with initials "GG" in black-letter script; turned wooden handle.
According to the accession records, this stamp is a "Civil War item" associated with Dr. Gabriel Grant (1826-1909), father of the donor. Dr. Grant, a recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor, was Surgeon of the 2nd New Jersey Volunteers and later Surgeon-in-Chief of Division.
Gift of Madison Grant
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.