"AFD Hose One" Decorative Panel

"AFD Hose One" Decorative Panel

Description (Brief)
This is a bas-relief carving of a hose wagon was painted red and mounted onto a wooden panel. Dated to around 1890-1900, the panel was most likely made for decoration and not used on a fire engine. The A.F.D. painted on the hose wagon possibly refers to the Albany Fire Department of New York.
Currently not on view
Object Name
decoration, carved
date made
ca 1890
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
wood (image material)
paint (image material)
overall: 16 in x 40 in x 1 in; 40.64 cm x 101.6 cm x 2.54 cm
wagon: 11 in x 20 in x 3/4 in; 27.94 cm x 50.8 cm x 1.905 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of CIGNA Museum and Art Collection
Fire Fighting
See more items in
Cultural and Community Life: Fire Fighting and Law Enforcement
Engine Panel Paintings
Cultures & Communities
Firefighting Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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