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Object Name T-shirt
Date 2001-2002
Description T-shirt designed and distributed as a memorial to firefighters killed in the World Trade Center attacks on September 11, 2001. Gray cotton with short sleeves. Printed on front with the blue emblem of Rescue 5 and the words: "Always in our Hearts / RES5CUE / BLUE THUNDER / FDNY / 9-11-01." Printed on reverse in red, white and blue: "RES5CUE / In Loving Memory of our Fallen Brothers / 9-11-01 / F.D.N.Y." inside a rectangle with an eagle's head in the center over a blue bolt of lightning and above a silhouette of the Manhattan skyline. The names of the 11 firefighters lost are printed in black around the 4 edges: "Capt. Louis Modafferi Lt. Harvey Harrell / Joe Mascali Jeff Palazzo Nick Rossomando Lt. Mike Russo / John Bergin Carl Bini Mike Fiore / Lt. Chuck Margiotta Andre Fletcher Doug Miller Allan Tarasiewicz." Printed inscription within the image: "EAGLE EMBLEMS / 718-983-5999 / & GRAPHICS." Printed cloth label inside neckline is marked with the Hanes logo and "Hanes R" [with the R in a circle, indicating a registered trademark] / "BEEFY-T R" [with the R in a circle, indicating a registered trademark] / [size] "L (14-16)"; a second label has laundry instructions and fabric content, "PRESHRUNK 99% COTTON / 1% OTHER FIBER / FABRIC MADE IN U.S.A. / ASSEMBLED IN MEXICO."
(Keywords: Twenty-first Century, FDNY, New York City Fire Department, Memorial, Commemorative, Terrorism, United States)
Acquisition Gift of Rescue Co. 5, in memory of eleven members of R-5 who died on 9-11
Ownership and History Rescue Company 5 of the FDNY lost 11 firefighters in the World Trade Center attacks on September 11, 2001. Its firehouse in Concord, Staten Island became a center for expressions of grief and gratitude from Staten Island residents. Of the 343 New York City firefighters who died in the World Trade Center attacks, 78 were Staten Islanders.
Earliest Date 2001
Latest Date 2002
Maker Eagle Emblems & Graphics
Subjects Terrorism
Fire fighters
Memorial works
Mourning clothes
Clothing & dress
Fire fighting
Lexicon Sub-category Clothing -- Outerwear
Associated People Bini, Carl
Catalog Number 02.027.0005
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by The Coby Foundation, 2009.
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