Overall: 3 x 2 in. ( 7.6 x 5.1 cm )
Brass officer's badge from the Court of General Session, County of New York; lettering surrounds central medallion with arms of New York; badge surmounted by eagle with outstretched wings; number "63" at bottom.
Gift of Mrs. Eli Frank
The Court of General Sessions of New York City, held by the mayor, aldermen, and a recorder, tried felonies, misdemeanors, and ordinance violations. In 1895 the Court of General sessions became the Supreme Court. Mr. Eli Frank was a member of the New York Bar. He was also a Doctor of Juridical Science Brooklyn Law School.
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