Badge with document: NY fire dept.

Badge with document: NY fire dept.
Title
Badge with document: NY fire dept.
Date 
1857
Medium 
Metal
Dimensions 
Overall: 2 x 2 in. ( 5.1 x 5.1 cm )
Description 
Metal shield-shaped badge inscribed in banners at top and bottom "N.Y. FIRE/ DEPARTMENT" and at center "5."
Object Number 
INV.1768
Gallery Label 
According to the donor, this badge was presented to volunteer fire fighter Harry Howard in 1857 when he was elected chief engineer. Howard was born in New York City on August 20th, 1822.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group