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Guide to the New-York Historical Society Collection of Certificates
1700-1991
 PR 014

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Collection processed by Kelly McAnnaney (2008). Revised by Marybeth Kavanagh (2018).

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on June 03, 2021 using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

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Series III: Celebrations and Events, 1852-1955

Scope and Contents Note

This series contains certificates related to the planning, funding, and participation of a variety of expositions, fairs, events. Certificates include an invitation to the dedication ceremonies of the New York State Monument at Gettysburg in 1893, a blank certificate for the New England Sanitary Commission Fair in 1863, and a souvenir of the Civic & Industrial Parade, in New York City, 1889. Also included are certificates for the 1939 New York World's Fair and two certificates, designed and engraved by the Major & Knapp Co., for the United States Centennial Exhibition.

A beautifully detailed and hand-colored certificate created by the Ancient Order of Hibernians, thanking William Sulzer for his participation in their St. Patrick's Day Celebration in Albany, 1894. Two certificates from the 1877 Agricultural Society of New South Wales' Metropolitan Intercolonial Exhibition awarded John Rogers bronze medals for his statuary. Certificates given to J. Carroll Beckwith commemorate his participation in the Universal Exposition in St. Louis, the Exposition Universell of 1900, the First International Exposition of Modern Decorative Arts in Turin, and the Louisiana Purchase Exposition. Asher B. Durand's certificate for engraving from the 1876 International Exhibition in Philadelphia is included as well. Certificates from the American Institute Fair are heavily illustrated and engraved by the American Bank Note Company.

Of special note is an 1852 certificate issued by the Common Council of the City of New York announcing a public reception for Irish patriot Thomas Francis Meagher "in appreciation of his services in the cause of Civil Liberty."

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Folder: FF57 Agricultural Society of New South Wales' Metropolitan Intercolonial Exhibition
1877
Folder: FF4 Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition
1909
Folder: FF58 American Institute Fair
1875, 1879
Folder: FF58 Ancient Order of Hibernians St. Patrick's Day Celebration
1894
Box: 2 Folder : 4 Civic and Industrial Parade NYC
1889
Folder: FF58 Common Council of the City of New York Resolution for a Public Reception for Irish patriot Thomas Francis Meagher
1852
Folder: FF4 Cotton States and International Exposition
1895
Folder: FF4 Greater City of New York Anniversary (25th and 50th)
1923, 1948
Box: 2 Folder : 4 Flag Day Proclamation
1955
Folder: FF57 Louisiana Purchase Exposition
1904
Folder: FF4 Mardi Gras
1912
Box: 2 Folder : 4 New England Sanitary Commission Fair
1863
Box: 2 Folder : 4 New York State Monument at Gettysburg
1893
Box: 2 Folder : 5 New York World's Fair
1939
Folder: FF4 Sesquicentennial International Exposition
1926
Box: 2 Folder : 5 United States International Centennial Exhibition
1876
Folder: FF57 United States International Centennial Exhibition
1876
Folder: FF4 Washington's Inauguration Centennial
1889
Folder: FF58 Washington's Inauguration Centennial
1889
Folder: FF4 World's Columbian Exhibition
1890
Folder: FF58 World's Columbian Exhibition
1893
Folder: Oversize FF 82 World's Columbian Exhibition
1893

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