Fire helmet placard: XVII

Object Number: 
INV.9029
Date: 
1850-1900
Medium: 
Leather, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 5/8 x 4 x 2 3/4 in. ( 19.4 x 10.2 x 7 cm )
Marks: 
painted: reverse: "2334"
Description: 
Red painted leather frontpiece from a fire helmet; recessed "17" at center, with "1573" painted in gold 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