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Used by:
John Louis Ruffins Jr., American, 1923 - 2015  Search this
Medium:
metal and enamel with leather
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 3 3/8 × 2 5/8 × 3/8 in. (8.6 × 6.7 × 1 cm)
Type:
badges
Place used:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1970s
Description:
A silver metal FDNY badge (a) worn by Captain John Louis Ruffins, Jr. with a black leather badge holder (b). The badge design consists of a Maltese cross shield with a center circle surrounded by four V-shaped quadrilaterals. An eagle perches atop the uppermost quadrilateral, in the middle of which is printed [471]. The center circle has a relief design of the Seal of New York City. Around the seal is the text [CAPTAIN / FIRE DEPT. NEW YORK] set against a red enamel background. The badge is held in a soft black leather folding case with a gold metal snap closure.
Topic:
African American  Search this
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Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Paul M. Ruffins in memory of John L. Ruffins, Jr.
Object number:
2020.25ab
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Clothing-Historical
Personal Effects and Items
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd57b8af2ee-d9d0-47f6-8436-9698bcaa3145
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2020.25ab