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Catalog Number 1955.166.018
Object Name Certificate, Membership
Scope & Content City of Detroit, Fire Commission appointment certificate, printed by the Calvert Lithograph Company, and issued to William Duncan, on April 1, 1867, for the term ending April 1872. The certificate contains the signatures of Controller Emery J. Garfield, and Mayor Alexander Lewis, a metallic gold embossed seal of the City of Detroit, engraved imagery from the seal, affixed sepia-toned head-and-shoulder portrait photographs of the fire commissioners William Duncan (top left), James W. Sutton (lower left), Theodore Hinchman (top right), and Lucretius H. Cobb (lower right). A handwritten note along the top edge of the certificate misidentifies the men as Joseph Godfrey, Peter Henkel, Benjamin Vernor, and Jerome Croal. The certificate is mounted on linen.
Date 1867
People Duncan, William C.
Sutton, James W.
Hinchman, Theodore H.
Cobb, Lucretius H.
Extent of Description 24" x 19.25"
Collection Fire Department
Search Terms Detroit Fire Department
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