Ribbon badge: V.E. & V.F.S.

Object Number: 
ca. 1892
Silk, metal
Overall: 8 1/2 x 2 3/4 in. ( 21.6 x 7 cm )
White silk ribbon with metal pin at top with images of crossed ladders and axes flanking central helmet surrounded by hose border; ribbon printed in blue ""Orion."/ VETERAN FIREMEN'S/ ASSOCIATION/ OF NEW YORK CITY./ NEW YORK TO NEW ORLEANS,/ February 27th, 1892./ COL. W. H. TALLMADGE."; printed in two columns: "ABRAM SLEIGHT/ WALTER L. CLARK/ WILLIAM BISHOP/ JERRY CHADWICK/ GEORGE CHASE./ ANDREW GLORE/ THOS. E. HOWE./ HENRY HELD./ THOS. M. FARRELL." and "MATTHEW ELLIS/ WM. H. HAYWARD/ ROB'T McWHINNEY./ JOHN B. PROTE./ P.G. STAPPERS./ AUGUSTUS REINER./ N. MURRAY./ EUGENE WARD./ M.W. WILSON." and below: "GUESTS:/ Mrs. W.H. TALLMADGE./ Mrs. A. SLEIGHT./ Mrs. P.G. STAPPERS./ Mrs. M. VAN VLECK./ Mrs. WM. BISHOP./ Mrs. N. MURRAY./ Mrs. J.H. FARRELL./ Mrs. J. McENERNEY./ New Orleans, Charleston,/ Atlanta, Richmond,/ Washington./ "Semper Idem."/ As we Journey through life let us/ live by the way." Bottom of ribbon edged with gold metal fringe.
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Creative: Tronvig Group