"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, 1845.” 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.

Date Made: ca 1845

Maker: unknown

Location: Currently not on view

Subject: Fire Fighting

See more items in: Home and Community Life: Fire Fighting and Law Enforcement, Engine Panel Paintings, Cultures & Communities, Work, Firefighting Collection, Art


Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Gift of CIGNA Museum and Art Collection

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2005.0233.0321Accession Number: 2005.0233Catalog Number: 2005.0233.0321

Object Name: panel, decorative

Physical Description: wood (overall material)Measurements: overall: 15 in; 38.1 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ac-68a3-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1341270

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