January 25th Rare Autograph & Book Auction
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A certificate of membership in the Hibernian Society for relief of Irish immigrants. December 14, 1836. Approx. 18 x 23.75 in. Signed by John Knox, Secretary, and Joseph Tagert, President. Featuring a wonderful lithograph of women, with ship in background and rowboat shuttling men ashore, cornucopia with fruits of harvest in one corner of surround, spinning wheel, caducea in other corner, American eagle at top. The women possibly represent the various nations - Liberty, Hibernia, Britannia, etc. Through the 1830s, the island, always plagued by poverty, was ravaged by epidemics such as cholera, which started the wave of immigration to America long before the famines of 1845-1852. This is likely the reason the doctors were involved and the caducea is prominent on this certificate.

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Minimum Bid: $100.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $123.00
Number Bids: 1
Auction closed on Thursday, January 25, 2024.

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