Badge with document: NY fire dept.
Overall: 2 x 2 in. ( 5.1 x 5.1 cm )
Metal shield-shaped badge inscribed in banners at top and bottom "N.Y. FIRE/ DEPARTMENT" and at center "5."
According to the donor, this badge was presented to volunteer fire fighter Harry Howard in 1857 when he was elected chief engineer. Howard was born in New York City on August 20th, 1822.
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