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Plaque

Object Number: 
INV.8822
Date: 
ca. 1920
Medium: 
Bronze, wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 21 1/2 x 15 x 1 1/2 in. ( 54.6 x 38.1 x 3.8 cm )
Marks: 
relief: upper left corner of obverse: "1920" relief: lower half of obverse: "PRESENTED TO / HONORABLE PETER SCHWEICKERT / MEMBER, BOARD OF ALDERMEN / CITY OF NEW YORK / AS A GRATEFUL EXPRESSION AND APPRECIATION FROM THE / CAPTAINS AND LIEUTENANTS / FIRE
Description: 
Rectangular bronze plaque mounted on rectangular wooden panel, presented in 1920 to Peter Schweickert, member of the Board of Aldermen of the City of New York, by members of the Fire Department, "for his hearty support and sympathetic endorsement of their appeal for equitable and commensurate salary adjustments and as an enduring evidence of their high regard and esteem"; upper half with allegorical figures in relief, including heroic male nude holding a fireman's axe in one outstetched hand and a shield with which he shelters a woman and two children in the other; inscription in relief on lower half.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group