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Object ID 2012.008
Object Name Seal
Collection Business/Industry
Credit line Gift of Charles Jackson
Date circa 1948
Description Desktop corporate seal from the John Wanamaker department store in Wilmington, DE. The seal is painted a glossy black with a small red stylized flower motif on each side of the body. The top part has a lever that is depressed to punch the seal into paper inserted between two circular plates. The text on the seal reads: "John Wanamaker Wilmington, Incorporated / Incorporated / 1948 / Delaware."
Dimensions H-9.75 W-2 L-6 inches
Dimension Details overall greatest dimensions
Owned Charles Jackson
Used John Wanamaker Department Store
Provenance The donor worked for the Wanamaker organization for over 30 years and retired in 1987 as Senior Vice President of Human Resources.
Subjects Department stores
Seals
Stores & shops
Search Terms Corporate Seals
John Wanamakers
Department Stores
Twentieth Century
Wilmington
Material Brass; lead
Place of Origin Wilmington, DE