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Holland Society Plaquette

Holland Society Plaquette
Title
Holland Society Plaquette
Date 
1912
Medium 
Bronze; cardboard, paper
Dimensions 
box: 2 1/4 x 3 1/2 x 1/4 in. ( 5.7 x 8.9 x 0.6 cm ) Overall: 2 x 3 1/4 x 3/16 in. ( 5.1 x 8.3 x 0.4 cm )
Description 
Bronze struck uniface plaquette with rectangular panel depicting coat of arms in roundel labelled beneath: "SEAL OF PETER STUYVESANT", with distant harbor and cityscape in background at left; all enclosed by wreath of tulips; inscription in exergue: "JANUARY MCMXII"; beneath another inscription within scrolled band running across bottom of plaquette: "HOLLAND SOCIETY." Medal is inset into rectangular cream-colored cardboard box.
Object Number 
1690
Marks 
Inscription: edge, lower center: "WHITEHEAD-HOAG" Inscription: box, inside cover, imprinted in black: "MADE BY/THE WHITEHEAD & HOAG CO./NEWARK, N.J./FINE BRONZE MEDALS, PLAQUES/BADGES & EMBLEMS"
Gallery Label 
The Holland Society of New York is composed of direct descendants in the male line of first Dutch settlers who lived in American colonies under Dutch rule before or during 1675. Founded in 1885 as a fraternal organization, the Holland Society has grown into a nation-wide membership with its headquarters and library in New York City. The Holland Society collects books and records pertaining to the lives of Dutch families who settled in the Dutch colonial territory before 1675.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group