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Firemen's uniform: red shirt worn in NYC, 1942-1945 in box

Object Number: 
1943.403
Date: 
1870-1890
Medium: 
Wool
Dimensions: 
overall (unfolded): 33 3/4 x 62 1/2 x 1 1/2 in. ( 85.7 x 158.8 x 3.8 cm )
Marks: 
embroidered: on label, inside collar: "CAIRNS & BRO / FIREMEN'S / EQUIPMENTS / NEW YORK"
Description: 
Red wool fireman's long sleeved uniform shirt with collar and button-close cuffs; machine sewn; square double-breasted placket closure at the top front has four buttons along each side and one at the throat under the collar, the placket buttons up along one side; yoke across back at the shoulders; all buttons are covered with red wool fabric.
Gallery Label: 
This uniform shirt belonged to Charles H. Kirk, Lady Washington Engine Co. Kirk was the donor's father.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. William J. Millard
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group