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Seal impression in box

Object Number: 
INV.4662a-c
Date: 
1853-1880
Medium: 
Wood, wax
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1/2 x 3 in. ( 1.3 x 7.6 cm )
Marks: 
relief: in circular border: "HONDURAS INTER-OCEANIC RAILWAY COMPANY LIMITED" handwritten in ink: on scrap of paper found inside box: "E. G. Squier, / the famous archeologist, / tried to promote this / railroad across the / Isthmus. This / impression of
Description: 
Octagonal red wax wafer with circular seal impression; marine view at center with triangular emblem floating above and inscription "HONDURAS INTER-OCEANIC RAILWAY COMPANY LIMITED" in circular border.
Gallery Label: 
This impression bears the official seal of the Honduras Inter-Oceanic Railway Company, which the archeologist and authority on Central America E. G. Squier had promoted in the mid-nineteenth century. A native of New York State, Squier lived in New York City at the time of his death, in 1888. The donor is his grand-nephew.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Frank Squier, 1959
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group