RARE ORIG 1884 CERTIFICATE VACCINATION NYC HEALTH DEPT SIGNED ALEXANDER SHALER For Sale
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RARE ORIG 1884 CERTIFICATE VACCINATION NYC HEALTH DEPT SIGNED ALEXANDER SHALER:
An early completed certificate of vaccination after the small pox vaccine began to be required for school children in New York City following the outbreak of the late 1860s.
This 8.5 x 7 inch certificate states that "Mamie L. Ellen has received the benefit of a perfect Vaccination." Numbered and dated by hand January 15, 1884. Three signatures including of President of the New York City Health Department Alexander Shaler,a Civil WarUnion Armygeneral and recipient of the Medal of Honor.After the war, he was the head of theNYC Fire Department, president of theNRA, andMayor of Ridgefield NJ.
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