Membership certificate

Collection Type

  • Ephemera

Date

ca. 1818

GUSN

GUSN-32657

Description

Boston Sea Fencibles Certificate. Picture of a ruin on a hill in Boston Harbor. Five ships are in the harbor along with a lighthouse. On the hill there are two cannons with balls, an anchor and rope, and a small row boat next to a pile of rocks. Written in ink in a serpentine banner is "SAILORS RIGHTS BY SAILORS DEFENDED." "Boston October 8th., 1818. This may certify that Mr. John Austin is a member of the Company of Sea Fencibles, and is enrolled on the Company Book." (signed) "James A. Allen, Secy. and Winslow Lewis, Capt."

Details

Descriptive Terms

certificates
engraving (printing process)
ink
paper (fiber product)
cannons (artillery)
lighthouses
ships
Ink
Unidentified Paper
Stipple Engraved
Ship
Lighthouse
Cannon
Certificate, Membership

Inscription

See Description.

Maker

Penniman, John Ritto, 1782-1841 (Maker)
Annin & Smith (Printer)

Location of Origin

Boston, MA, USA

Object Type

Documentary Artifact

Dimensions

14 1/2 x 17 1/8 (HxW) (inches)

Accession Number

1929.394

Places

Massachusetts (United States)