Fire helmet: eagle crest
Leather, paint, brass, gilding, textile
Overall: 8 3/4 x 11 3/8 x 14 3/4 in. ( 22.2 x 28.9 x 37.5 cm )
typewritten: on exhibition label found with object: "HAT OF THE VETERAN FIREMEN'S ASSOCIATION / OF NEW YORK / (Organized 1885) / WHICH BELONGED TO THE DONOR'S FATHER, / CHARLES A. CHILDS / Presented by Miss Maud Ewen Childs, 1933"
Eight comb black painted leather fire helmet with tooled linear decoration on crown and floral vine border on brim; gilded brass eagle frontpiece holder (frontpiece missing); textile half-lining.
This helmet belonged to the donor's father, Charles A. Childs, a member of the Veteran Fireman's Association of New York (organized 1885). Newspaper used to pad the lining of the helmet bears the date of 1886.
Gift of Miss Maud Ewen Childs, 1933
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.