Fire fighter's bunker boot for MDA campaign

Description (Brief):

Fire fighter's boot, black with yellow accents (bottom of foot, band around the top). Rough textile (wool) interior lining with two semi-circular pull straps at the top. Yellow square at the back of the heel reads "9 / MEDIUM." Heavy textured sole with deep tread and "VIBRAM" in yellow diamond-shaped logo at center. Logo at top left reads "FIRETECH / LaCrosse." Inside, hand-written inscription over the specifications label in black marker read "MDA Boot." In pen over the barcoded ID label inscription reads "NIS" (Not in service). Owner's name written in black marker "McNew."

Description (Brief)

Throughout the 1900s, national fundraising efforts became annual traditions in communities throughout the United States. At street corners across the nation, the International Association of Fire Fighters’ Fill the Boot campaign has raised funds for the Muscular Dystrophy Association since 1954.

Location: Currently not on view

See more items in: Home and Community Life: Fire Fighting and Law Enforcement

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2015.3171.01Catalog Number: 2015.3171.01Nonaccession Number: 2015.3171

Object Name: boot, fire fighter's

Measurements: overall: 16 1/2 in x 4 3/4 in x 12 1/2 in; 41.91 cm x 12.065 cm x 31.75 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-cdab-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1825920

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