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Presentation shield

Object Number: 
INV.175
Date: 
ca. 1902
Medium: 
Metal, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 26 1/4 x 17 3/4 x 2 1/2 in. ( 66.7 x 45.1 x 6.4 cm )
Marks: 
painted: on obverse: "EXEMPT FIREMEN'S / Ass'n OF / L. I. City / TO THE / EXEMPT FIREMEN'S / Ben Fund Ass'n. / of The 23-24 Ward N.Y. / Sept. 1st 1902" painted: within gold painted outline of shield at center of obverse: "EXEMPT / EFA / L. I. CITY" pa
Description: 
Black painted sheet metal presentation shield with inscriptions painted in gold and red; presented to the Exempt Firemen's Benevolent Fund Association of the 23rd and 24th Wards of New York City by the Exempt Firemen's Association of Long Island City, New York; emblem in the form of a gold-outlined shield with intertwined intials "EFA" in gold at center.
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