Fire helmet frontpiece: empire

Object Number: 
INV.9207
Date: 
1850-1900
Medium: 
Leather, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 x 5 1/4 x 1 3/4 in. ( 20.3 x 13.3 x 4.4 cm )
Marks: 
applied/painted leather: on obverse: "EMPIRE / 2 / DJM" painted: reverse: "2334"
Description: 
Black and gold painted leather frontpiece from a fire helmet; large "2" appliquéd over crossed hook and ladder at center, with "EMPIRE" and "DJM" in applied, gold painted lettering above and below.
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