Ribbon badge: Volunteer Fireman's Association, New York City

Object Number: 
INV.10729
Date: 
1880-1920
Medium: 
Silk, metal, brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 5/8 x 3 1/8 in. ( 21.9 x 7.9 cm )
Marks: 
printed on paper label at back: "Manufactured by/ S. Slomon,/ 402 Grand St.,/ near Clinton, N.Y."
Description: 
Red silk ribbon badge with brass pin at top of bar stamped with decorative broder with brass balls at ends and five brass stationary rings around bar; ribbon printed in gold "VOLUNTEER/ FIREMEN'S/ ASSOCIATION/ NEW YORK CITY" with image of gold fireman at center; bottom of ribbon edged with gold metal fringe.
Gallery Label: 

According to an envelope with the object, the original owner of the ribbon was John Moller, a member of the organization, who later presented it to his nephew, Charles G. Moller Jr., in April of 1917.

Credit Line: 
Gift of Chas G. Moller
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group