Ellsworth Zouaves, Membership Certificate Print
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Ellsworth Zouaves “ACTIVE MEMBERSHIP CERTIFICATE / ELLSWORTH ZOUVES G.G. / Organized April 2d, 1861.” [Unaccomplished] J. C. Hill, 1871 (before October). Printed by Bremner & Co. Lith., 196-197 Lake Street, Chgo. This certificate of “Active” membership was published the year of the Chicago Fire.
This hand-colored lithograph is the first we have seen – most probably having been consumed by said fire. An Ellsworth image, flanked by flags and rifles, adorns the top. Numerous other images of uniformed Zouaves and articles of war are also depicted, tastefully colored in the Victorian style.
The Library of Congress has a “proof” copy in poor condition that is for “HONORARY” membership instead of “ACTIVE.”