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Ribbon badge: member, Hudson NY, Aug. 1902...

Object Number: 
INV.10628
Date: 
ca. 1902
Medium: 
Silk, bronze, paper, brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 1/4 x 2 1/2 in. ( 13.3 x 6.4 cm )
Marks: 
inscribed at back of top pin: "WHITEHEAD & HOAG CO./ NEWARK, N.J." printed in gold on back of ribbo: "WHITEHEAD & HOAG CO./ NEWARK, NEW JERSEY." printed on torn sticker at back: "SEND.../ TO/ WHITE.../ AND/ HOAG.../ NEWAR.../ REPRES.../ WIL..."
Description: 
Blue silk ribbon badge with pin at top printed in black on coated paper "MEMBER" surrounded by scalopped-edge rectangular bronze frame; ribbon printed in gold "HUDSON/ NEW YORK/ AUGUST 21-22-23/ 1902"; badge hangs at bottom of ribbon from metal ring; circular badge with central image painted on coated paper of firefighter hosing down flames; image surrounded by printed text "ASSOCIATION OF EXEMPT FIREMEN NEW YORK/ UNIFORMED COMPANY" set within brass frame. Identical image of firefighter on back.
Credit Line: 
Gift of William M. Wallace, 1934
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group