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Catalog Number 1932.086.001d
Object Name Certificate, Membership
Scope & Content Detroit Fire Department active duty certificate, engraved by Capewell and Kimmel, and issued to Charles L. McMichael, foreman of Phoenix Company No. 5, on March 29, 1861. The document bears the signatures of President Benjamin Vernor, Treasurer Robert McMillan, and Secretary Henry Starkey, beside a green embossed Fire Department of the City of Detroit seal. Illustrations of uniformed firefighters, an early fire apparatus and firefighting equipment, the seal of the State of Michigan, and Neptune flanked by two winged monsters are bordered by scrollwork. The certificate has been mounted on linen.
Date 1861
People McMichael, Charles L.
Extent of Description 16.75" x 14"
Collection Fire Department
Search Terms Detroit Fire Department
Firefighters
Capewell and Kimmel
Phoenix Company No. 5