"Lafayette Hook & Ladder Company No. 1" Carved Panel

Description (Brief)
This shield is modeled after the United States shield, with 13 red and white stripes and blue field with gold stars. The center of the shield bears a crossed torch and axe behind the number “1,” and reads “Lafayette H&L Co, Organized July 21, 1843.” Behind the shield is a crossed ladder and hook. A hook and ladder company would often work in conjunction with hose and engine companies to fight fires.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
panel, decorative
date made
ca 1845
maker
unknown
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 15 in; 38.1 cm
ID Number
2005.0233.0321
accession number
2005.0233
catalog number
2005.0233.0321
subject
Fire Fighting
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Home and Community Life: Fire Fighting and Law Enforcement
Work
Cultures & Communities
Art
Engine Panel Paintings
Firefighting Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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