Fire helmet

Object Number: 
1936.621
Date: 
1840-1860
Medium: 
Leather
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 1/4 x 13 5/8 x 16 1/8 in. ( 21 x 34.6 x 41 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: on front of brim: "M. DUBOIS / MAKER N.Y." handwritten: on tape affixed to back of brim: "57"
Description: 
Four comb black leather fire helmet with stamped border of stylized flowers, swags, and stars on brim; leather frontpiece holder (frontpiece missing); leather half-lining with drawstring closure.
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession records, this helmet originally belonged to Frederick E. Gibert (1810-1882), grandfather of the donor. Gibert was foreman of Engine Co. No. 4 and served for years as fire warden of Manhattan's 3rd ward.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Fred E. Gibert
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group