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Catalog Number 1955.220.001
Object Name Certificate, Membership
Scope & Content Detroit Fire Department active duty certificate engraved by Capewell and Kimmel and dated July 17, 1855. The spaces for the name of the firefighter has been left blank. The document bears the signatures of President Jerome Croul, Treasurer Alexander Paton, and Secretary Benjamin Vernor, beside a blue 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 is mounted on linen.
Date 1855
Extent of Description 20" x 15"
Collection Fire Department
Search Terms Detroit Fire Department
Capewell and Kimmel
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