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This is to certify that Sylvester R. Koehler has served as a fireman in the city of Hoboken the time prescribed by the laws of the state of New Jersey / designed & engraved by J.B. Forrest. clip art

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TITLE:  This is to certify that Sylvester R. Koehler has served as a fireman in the city of Hoboken the time prescribed by the laws of the state of New Jersey / designed & engraved by J.B. Forrest. CALL NUMBER:  PGA - Forrest--This is to certify ... (C size) [P&P] REPRODUCTION NUMBER:  LC-DIG-pga-03725 (digital file from original print) RIGHTS INFORMATION:  No known restrictions on publication. SUMMARY:  Print showing a man stepping forward to receive a certificate from a goddess or protector of firemen, a fireman's helmet and coat are on the ground between them. She is sitting with a shield showing three plows, and attended to by an angel; on the right, a fireman is escorting a child to safety, and in the background, a building destroyed by fire. MEDIUM:  1 print : engraving and handwritted text on paper ; plate mark 35.1 x 46.4 cm, on sheet 47.7 x 61 cm. CREATED/PUBLISHED:  [1867?] CREATOR: Forrest, J. B. (John B.), ca. 1814-1870, engraver. NOTES: Title from item. Inscribed in ink: "Sylvester R. Koehler"; "in the City of Hoboken"; "Hoboken September 11th 1867." Signed: "John Kennedy, Chief Engineer H.F.D." and "F. Bohnstedt" Mayor. SUBJECTS: Bohnstedt, Frederick W.--Associated objects. Fire fighters--New Jersey--Hoboken--1860-1870. Supernatural beings--1860-1870. FORMAT: Certificates 1860-1870.Steel engravings 1860-1870. REPOSITORY:  Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print DIGITAL ID:  (digital file from original print) pga 03725 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pga.03725 CONTROL #:  2009633659

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