Fire helmet frontpiece: good will 1, ?FD

Object Number: 
INV.8929
Date: 
1850-1900
Medium: 
Leather, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 1/8 x 4 x 2 1/2 in. ( 20.6 x 10.2 x 6.4 cm )
Marks: 
painted: reverse: "2334"
Description: 
Black painted leather frontpiece from a fire helmet; large "1" cut out at center and backed with gold painted leather, with "GOOD[W]ILL" and ". . . FD" in applied, gold painted leather 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