Fire helmet frontpiece: Niagara

Object Number: 
INV.9138
Date: 
1850-1900
Medium: 
Leather, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 1/4 x 5 1/4 x 1 1/2 in. ( 21 x 13.3 x 3.8 cm )
Marks: 
applied/painted leather: on obverse: "NIAGARA / 1 / 1850" painted: reverse: "2334"
Description: 
Black painted leather frontpiece from a fire helmet with yellow (originally white?) inscriptions; large "1" appliquéd on recessed panel at center, with "NIAGARA" and "1850" in applied lettering above and below.
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