Fireman's belt: 1st Vice President

Object Number: 
INV.9225
Date: 
1850-1900
Medium: 
Leather
Dimensions: 
overall (folded): 21 1/2 x 3 1/2 x 2 5/8 in. ( 54.6 x 8.9 x 6.7 cm )
Marks: 
applied: across center of belt: "1ST VICE PRESIDENT" applied: center of belt sleeve at buckle end: "NY / EXEMPT / ASSN" applied: center of belt sleeve opposite buckle end: "6" painted: reverse: "2334"
Description: 
Brown leather fireman's belt painted yellow with brown sawtooth binding sewn around outer edges, red recess at the center with applied leather lettering reading "1ST VICE PRESIDENT"; metal buckle on one end secured to the belt with a leather strap and one metal stud; two belt sleeves with recesses at the center and applied leather lettering, one reading "6" and the other "NY / EXEMPT / ASSN".
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