Fire helmet frontpiece: Lady Washington

Object Number: 
INV.9217
Date: 
1850-1900
Medium: 
Leather, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 1/2 x 5 5/8 x 1 3/8 in. ( 19 x 14.3 x 3.5 cm )
Marks: 
applied/painted leather: on obverse: "LADY / WASHINGTON / 1 / EBA" stamped: on reverse: "WILSON / MAKER / 135 BOWERY / N.Y."
Description: 
Black painted leather frontpiece from a fire helmet; "1" cut out at center and backed with gold painted leather, with "LADY / WASHINGTON" and "EBA" in applied, gold painted lettering on recessed, red painted panels above and below.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group