Fire helment frontpiece

Object Number: 
2001.279
Date: 
ca. 1982
Medium: 
Leather
Dimensions: 
Overall: 6 x 5 in. ( 15.2 x 12.7 cm )
Description: 
Leather fire helmet frontpiece (attached to helment 2001.278) inscribed "53" above "CAPTAIN"; image of two fire trumpets above.
Gallery Label: 
This fire helmet frontpiece belonged to Captain Kerry Hollywood of Engine Company 53, located at 1836 Third Avenue in Manhattan. Unlike helmets, which belong to the FDNY, frontpieces belong to the individual firemen.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Kerry Hollywood
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group