Badge: Delegate, 26th Annual Convention, Fireman's Assn...
Silk, metal, brass
Overall: 6 1/2 x 2 1/2 x 1/4 in. ( 16.5 x 6.4 x 0.6 cm )
Red silk ribbon and metal badge with top pin inscribed "DELE/ GATE" flanking image of helmet, ladder and horns within laurel branches; brass "EXCELSIOR" seal within laurel wreath border hangs from top pin over red, white and blue striped silk ribbon; shield-shaped badge hangs from striped ribbon with central image of burning capital building and fire wagon in the foreground; inscribed at top "26TH ANNNUAL CONVENTION/ FIREMEN'S ASSN. S.N.Y." and at bottom "BINGHAMTON, N.Y./ AUG. 16-19 1898"; inscribed in border around central image "BURNING OF BROOME CO./ COURT HOUSE DEC. 29, 1896"; bottom of ribbon edged with gold metal fringe.
Gift of William M. Wallace, 1934
inscribed at back of lower badge: "C.G. BRAXMAR/ 10 MAIDEN LANE/ NEW YORK."
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