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Stamp

Object Number: 
INV.4694
Date: 
1837-1880
Medium: 
Metal, stone
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 x 1 1/2 x 1 1/4 in. ( 2.5 x 3.8 x 3.2 cm )
Marks: 
intaglio (inverted): on stamp face: "Stuyvesant Institute" and "New York"
Description: 
Stamp with oval, red stone face encased in metal; profile view of male bust in intaglio with "Stuyvesant Institute" and "New York" inscribed above and below; cylindrical well on top of metal casing, probably for missing handle.
Gallery Label: 

The Stuyvesant Institute building at 659 Broadway was home to the New-York Historical Society from 1837-1841.

Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group