Handsomely Engraved Certificate for Contribution to Fund Washington Monument
Handsomely Engraved Certificate for Contribution to Fund Washington Monument:
WASHINGTON MONUMENT. Handsomely engraved partly-printed certificate for a contribution to fund the Washington Monument, reading in part: “J.B. Butler, Esqr. has contributed Five 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.” HANDSOMELY ENGRAVED CERTIFICATE FOR A CONTRIBUTION TO FUND THE WASHINGTON MONUMENT The document bears pre-printed facsimile signatures of Zachary Taylor, George Watterston, and Elisha Whittlesey, lithographed and published by E. Weber & Co. Baltimore, created in Washington, DC on July 12, 1850, one page with docketing on the verso, measures 10.5 by 8.25 inches, and in very good condition with toning, soiling, minor paper loss on the bottom border, and two small burnt areas.