Electroplated silver trophy cup with engraved inscription: "C.B.C. / SWIMMING RACE / Aug. 26 '05". Maker's mark impressed on the base: "DIEGES & CLUST / 25 JOHN ST / N.Y. 879 / 5."
(Keywords: Early Twentieth Century, New York)
|Acquisition||Gift of Virginia Thompson Goggi|
|Ownership and History||This trophy was awarded to Joseph P. Thompson (born ca. 1875) by the Clifton Boat Club, where he was a rower and swimmer. Mr. Thompson, a long-time resident of Stapleton, Staten Island, served in the military during the Spanish-American War. In the 1920s and 1930s his occupation was general contractor. He was also a volunteer firefighter with Staten Island's Edgewater Fire Department, and later served as president of the Southern New York Veteran Firemen's Association.|
|Maker||Dieges & Clust, John Street, New York City, NY|
|Lexicon Sub-category||Personal Symbol|
Thompson, Joseph P.
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