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Plaque

Plaque
Title
Plaque
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 )
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.
Object Number 
INV.8822
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 DEPARTMENT, CITY OF NEW YORK / [etc.]"
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group