In 1868, Florida’s new State Constitution stated that they must a Seal to represent the State. It was specified that the seal had to be the size of an American silver dollar. It also stated that the seal should contain the sun’s rays, a cocoa tree, a steamboat, and a female Indian scattering flowers. These images were to be circled by the words -
Several changes have occurred on the seal over the years, although the basic design has been maintained. The Indian woman has changed her clothing and taken off her feathered headdress so that she is now a more authentic Seminole Indian. A mountain in the background has been flattened as Florida does not have mountains. The steamboat has been repaired a few times. And a sabal palm has been transplanted in place of the original cocoa tree to reflect the state’s adoption of the sabal palmetto palm as the official state tree in 1953.
The latest revisions took place in 1985 and this version of the Great Seal of the State of Florida appears to have been generally accepted as the definite version.
These solid mahogany wall plaques show the US Florida State seal. Hand carved and hand painted mahogany wood plaque.
A perfect as a wall plaque or podium plaque. Fantastic additions to any memorabilia collection. Great government retirement gift, government graduation gift, or government recognition awards.