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Object Name Certificate
Catalog Number 1970.11.16
Date 1900
Material(s) Paper
Dimensions H-19.25 W-28.25 inches
Description This is an award certificate for Ben C. Milam and son. It is an engraving which features a monument in the center surrounded by figures in Greek garb and posture. There is a mother suckling a baby, a farmer/husband leaning over her shoulder, a seated Adonis holding hammer and tongs, three cherubim, a man holding a parchment, and a seated woman reading a book.
Notes Ben C. Milam was a pioneering manufacturer of hand-crafted fishing reels which won awards at the Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893 and numerous other comeptions including France. His son John Milam joined the business.
Collection George T. Stagg Collection
People Milam, Ben C.
Milam, Benjamin C.
Milam, John
Subjects Fishing & hunting gear
Search Terms Frankfort (Ky.)
Franklin County (Ky.)
Fishing reels
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS