|Object Name||Belt, Parade|
Fireman's belt, white leather with red trim, inscribed at center with the word "FOREMAN" in white letters on a red background. Belt loop is inscribed with number "9" in white over a red shield shape.
(Keywords: Firefighter, Occupational Clothing, New York)
|Acquisition||Gift of the Estate of Charles Beinert|
|Ownership and History||
This belt belonged to Charles Beinert, a Stapleton resident born in 1857. Mr. Beinert had a building business; he later owned an ice and cold storage company, and also served as a bank director. He was a volunteer firefighter with Rescue Engine Company No. 9.
Belts like these are often referred to as parade belts. They were part of a firefighter's formal attire, worn for social events like parades, balls, visits to other fire companies, and other public and social activities.
|Lexicon Sub-category||Clothing -- Accessory|
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