Object photography

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On View East India Marine Hall, level 2

Object description

  • American manufacturer
  • Legacy sign, 1867
  • Metal, painted
  • United States
  • H: 15 1/4 in, W: 24 1/4 in, D: 1 3/4 in
  • M27432
Legacy sign, mid-19th century Painted metal United States Donor unknown M27432 Signs like this one memorialized a bequest to the charitable endowment of the Salem Marine Society. Many mariners were members of both the East India and Salem Marine Societies. Inscription: Legacy $12,500 from Nat'l West Esq. 1867

INSCRIPTION

"Legacy of $12,500.00 from Natl West Esq. 1867"

DESCRIPTION

This is a legacy sign. It is made of painted metal. The frame is made of wood and is gilded.. Further remarks: This sign, and others just like it, memorialized bequests to the charitable endowment of the Salem Marine Society. Many mariners were members of both the East India and Salem Marine Societies.

Exhibition History

  • East India Marine Hall, Peabody Essex Museum; November 15, 2013 through Present
  • Odyssey: A Journey into World Art, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA.; October 16, 1999 through January 11, 2001