Plaque

Plaque
Title
Plaque
Date 
ca. 1917
Medium 
Bronze, wood
Dimensions 
Overall: 13 3/8 x 12 x 1 1/4 in. ( 34 x 30.5 x 3.2 cm )
Description 
Bronze plaque mounted on wooden panel presented December 3, 1917, to Peter Schweickert, member of the Board of Aldermen of the City of New York, acknowledging his help in securing "a fair and equitable readjustment" of the salaries of members of the Fire Department.
Credit Line 
Gift of Charles Edel
Object Number 
1940.333
Marks 
in relief: at top of bronze frame: "1917 / DECEMBER THIRD" in relief: at center of plaque: "PRESENTED TO / HONORABLE / PETER SCHWEICKERT / MEMBER / BOARD OF ALDERMEN / CITY OF NEW YORK / IN GRATEFUL AND APPRECIATIVE / RECOGNITION OF HIS MAGNANIMOUS SUPPORT / AND ASSISTANCE RENDERED TO THE / CAPTAINS / AND / LIEUTENANTS / FIRE DEPARTMENT / CITY OF NEW YORK/ IN THEIR EFFORTS TO SECURE / A FAIR AND EQUITABLE READJUSTMENT / OF THEIR SALARY SCHEDULES / AND AS A SINCERE EVIDENCE OF THEIR / HIGH REGARD AND ESTEEM / COMMITTEE / PETER HAYDEN CHAIRMAN / LIEUTENANT / JOHN J. T. WALDRON / CAPTAIN / JOHN J. O CONNELL / CAPTAIN / WALTER / J. DUGAN / LIEUTENANT / JOHN E. HARLEY / CAPTAIN" in relief: on shield superimposed on left side of bronze frame: "2800 / CAPTAIN / FIRE DEPT NEW YORK" in relief: on shield superimposed on right side of bronze frame: "2350 / LIEUTENANT / FIRE DEPT NEW YORK"
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Creative: Tronvig Group