Wax Impression of the Seal of George Washington

Object Number: 
ca. 1864
Wax, cardboard, paper, cloth tape
Overall (seal impression): 1 3/8 x 1 1/2 x 1/8 in. (3.5 x 3.8 x 0.3 cm) Mat: 6 3/4 x 7 3/8 in. ( 17.1 x 18.7 cm )
Oval seal impression in red wax with shield surmounted by bird, said to be the seal of George Washington; hinged mat with circular window in front leaf, through which seal impression is visible.
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession records, this acquisition is mentioned in the "Minutes" of the New-York Historical Society, June 7, 1864.
Credit Line: 
Gift of S. A. Washington
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group