Badge-covered Apron

Description (Brief)
This kitchen apron is covered with patches of various relief agencies that worked at the World Trade Center site in 2001. Antonio "Nino" Vendome turned his family restaurant, “Nino’s American Kitchen,” into a relief center for workers on the World Trade Center rescue, recovery, and removal job. Staffed by volunteers and supported largely by donations, Nino’s served hundreds of thousands of free meals twenty-four hours a day to firefighters, police officers, Red Cross workers, and others at the World Trade Center site. Workers left their organizational patches as tokens of thanks, which Vendome attached to kitchen aprons and hung on the wall.
Currently not on view
Date made
Nino Vendome
overall: 86 cm x 117 cm x .5 cm; 33 7/8 in x 46 1/16 in x 3/16 in
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Armed Forces History: September 11
Data Source
National Museum of American History


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