Mr. Seymour Esqr. Contributed Two Dollars in aid of the erection of the Washington National Monument which entitles him to all the privileges of Membership in the Washington National Monument Society. [&] The Washinton National Monument, In the City ofWashington. Bas of the Pantheon, 250 feet diameter. Height, 100 feet. Height of Obelisk, 500 feet. The loftiest monument on earth to a nation's greatest behaviour. The tribute of a Grateful People to "The Father of this Country".
C. Sherman, Printer, Philadelphia. [n.d. c.1849.]
A pair of rare engravings with ink signature and writing of William Dougherty. 151 x 215mm. 6 x 8½".
This certificate from the Washington National Monument Society with printed signatures of various society members including President Zachary Taylor, who held term for fewer than 500 days. The society was established to raise money to build a monument to Washington. Robert Mills won the Society's competition for the design of the monument in 1836. William Dougherty, whose signature appears on the certificate of contribution, was the agent and superintendent of construction for the Washington Monument
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