Michael A. Reed (ca. 1805-?)

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Oil on canvas
Overall: 75 3/4 x 47 1/8 in. ( 192.4 x 119.7 cm )
signed and dated: on card, left: "Backofen N.Y. 1855"
Gallery Label: 
Reed, who was foreman of the Aqueduct Engine Company Number 47, of the volunteer fire department of New York, is surrounded by paraphernalia associated with the fire department in this portrait: in his right hand is a book titled Fire Laws, and on the floor in the lower right are his fireman's hat and his bullhorn.; his watchfob is a miniature fireman's hat.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Exempt Firemen's Benevolent Fund Associated of the 23rd and 24th Wards, New York City
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group