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

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

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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.
Currently not on view
Object Name
panel, decorative
date made
ca 1845
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
overall: 15 in; 38.1 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of CIGNA Museum and Art Collection
Fire Fighting
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Cultural and Community Life: Fire Fighting and Law Enforcement
Cultures & Communities
Engine Panel Paintings
Firefighting Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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