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Catalog Number 1955.166.060
Object Name Certificate, Membership
Scope & Content Detroit Fire Department appointment certificate issued to Aroulet Richmond of Eagle Company No. 2, dated October 1843. The certificate is signed by Common Council clerk Robert E. Roberts, Fire Department President Chauncey Hurlbut, and Fire Department Treasurer Mason Palmer, and bears both the embossed seals of the Fire Department of the City of Detroit, and of the City of Detroit. At the top, an engraving by George W. Hatch, based on a painting by Henry Inman, captioned "Protection and Benevolence," shows the Roman god Neptune receiving a pair of keys from a woman, who wears a crown, holds a caduceus and stands beside a shield, possibly intended as either Minerva or Mercury. To their right, another woman hands a document marked "The Department Fund," to another woman, dressed in black, who sits cradling a baby. An engraving, credited to N. Gray, of a fire engine labeled Eagle Company No. 2 is at the bottom of the document.
Date 1843
People Richmond, Aroulet
Hatch, George W.
Extent of Description 17.5" x 14"
Collection Fire Department
Search Terms Detroit Fire Department
Engravings
Firefighters
Eagle Company No. 2
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