Fireman's fatigue cap

Object Number: 
1938.302b
Date: 
1870-1900
Medium: 
Wool, other textile, leather
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 1/8 x 9 1/2 x 7 in. ( 7.9 x 24.1 x 17.8 cm )
Marks: 
printed: on ribbon attached to front of cap: "5 PROTECTION 5" printed: inside top of crown: "FOR FINE CITY / TRADE / EXTRA FINE QUALITY"
Description: 
Blue wool felt fireman's fatigue cap with rigid cylindrical crown with flat top and black leather visor which is flat and somewhat rectangular; "5 PROTECTION 5" printed in gold on black ribbon pinned to front; black leather chin strap secured at either side by a gilded metal button embossed with eagle insignia.
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession records, this cap was used at Melrose, in the Bronx.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Christian Ahpaulus
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group