Fire helmet: eagle crest, NY exempt

Object Number: 
INV.9012
Date: 
1854-1880
Medium: 
Leather, paint, brass, gilding, textile
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 1/2 x 10 7/8 x 14 3/8 in. ( 21.6 x 27.6 x 36.5 cm )
Marks: 
applied leather: on frontpiece: "NY / EXEMPT / ASSOCIATION / PH" painted: underside of brim: "2334"
Description: 
Fifty-six comb black painted leather fire helmet; black painted leather frontpiece with "NY EXEMPT ASSOCIATION" and "PH" in gold painted leather lettering on red ground; gilded brass eagle frontpiece holder; textile half-lining.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Exempt Firemen's Benevolent Fund Association of the 23rd & 24th Wards, 1933
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group