Series XXI: Trades, 1795-1939, inclusive
This series includes certificates of membership to professional societies, as well as one certificate of recognition from the Building Trades Employers' Association.
Three early certificates are found in this series. One, a membership certificate for the New York Coopers Society dated 1827, is illustrated with an engraving of men working along a harbor. Another, from the Society of Master Sail Makers of the City of New York dated 1795, is illustrated with several vignettes showing sail making, ship building and harbor scenes and has its original wax seal. The third, dated 1825 and printed by Peter Maverick, was given to Sarah Daniels for her "meritorious services" by the Society for the Encouragement of Fathful Domestic Servants.
A certificate awarded to John Rogers for his statuary groups from the Massachusetts Charitable Mechanic Association is included. Certificates of membership in the General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen, printed by Maverick, include those of John McComb and John Snook. Also included is a lithograph for the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers printed by the Strobridge Lithographing Company.