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Presentation shield: East Morrisania

Object Number: 
INV.9004
Date: 
1850-1900
Medium: 
Leather, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 15 x 10 x 1 1/4 in. ( 38.1 x 25.4 x 3.2 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: on reverse: "WILSON / MAKER / 135 BOWERY / N.Y." applied/painted leather: on obverse: "PRESENTED / TO / MONITOR / 2 / OF EAST MORRISANIA / BY FRIENDSHIP / SOCIAL CLUB"
Description: 
Painted (now discolored) leather firefighters' presentation shield presented to Monitor No. 2 of East Morrisania by Friendship Social Club; inscription followed by large "2" appliquéd on recessed shield flanked by recessed scrolls on upper half; painted clasped hands and geometric motif separating three curved panels with inscriptons on lower half.
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