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Badge of 1855.

Image ID: 804780

Badge of 1855. (1882)

Image Details

Image Title

:  Badge of 1855.

Published Date

: 1882

Depicted Date

: 1855

Specific Material Type

: Prints

Item Physical Description

: 1 print : b&w ; 20 x 13 cm. (7 3/4 x 5 in.)


: Printed on image: "N.Y. Fire Department. 240." Printed on border: "Organization." "69." Text in part: "In 1855 the Legislature ordered the Common Council to design a badge to be worn by firemen. The accompaning illustration represents this badge, the object of which was to prevent persons not firemen from entering the lines during a fire."

Original Source

: From The story of the volunteer fire department of the city of New York. (New York : Harper, 1882) Sheldon, George William (1843-1914), Author.


: Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection / New York City -- fire department -- 1899 & earlier

Source Description

: 3 folders (115 pictures)


: Mid-Manhattan Library / Picture Collection

Catalog Call Number

: PC NEW YC-Fir-18

Digital ID

: 804780

Record ID

: 690936

Digital Item Published

: 10-27-2005; updated 3-25-2011

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