Membership Certificate for the New York Marine Society No. 3305 Issued to Capt. Asmus Leonhard February 8 1897 Framed and Glazed
(New York Marine Society)

New York: New York Marine Society, 1897. Certificate for the Captain's membership, framed and glazed in a contemporary heavy oak frame, with a black inner frame surround, certificate size approximately 10" x 12 1/2", with frame 17 1/2" x 20 1/2" approximate; Reads: "New York No. 3305. These are to Certify that Capt. Asmus Leonhard was by a majority of Votes regularly admitted a Member of the New York Marine Society at a Meeting held the 8th day of February A.D. 1897. Given under my hand and the Seal of the Society this 15th day of February Annoque Domini, 1897 (signed) Thos. M. Nichols Secy. Austin Jayne President" with the blue raised seal of the Society and their motto, "Add to Charity Knowledge"; Interesting image, with four separate scenes in the border, an explorer with charts and maps, a scene of shipwreck, a Native American on shores and another view of what appears to be New York harbor; image Artwork by J. L. Winn Inc., Engraved by Morrison Moorfields London; New York Marine Society was a benevolent and highly respectable Society and is one of the oldest in the United States. The Charter was granted at New York, on the twelfth day of April, seventeen hundred and seventy, signed by Cadwallader Colden, Lieutenant-Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Province. It was founded by either principal inhabitants of the City of New York, or masters of vessels sailing out of the port of New York, for the purpose of improving maritime knowledge, and for relieving indigent and distressed and the wives and orphan children of deceased masters of vessels; unexamined out of frame, which still has the old label of Rover, Lee & Clem, successors to Max Jacoby, Fine Art Publishers and Importers, 104 & 106 William St. cor. John St. New York; some edge, tips wear to frame, and some foxing to image; very good condition overall and an interesting maritime and benevolent societies historical item. Very Good (Item ID: 12611)


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