Badges of America's Heroes

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ISBN: 9781934729311

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Comprehensive history of fire service badges in the USA. Plenty of trivia like this: In the 18th century badges were very expensive to make and the bearer was held accountable for the badge, so much so that if the badge was misplaced, lost or stolen, the bearer could be tried More »

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ISBN: 9781934729311

Comprehensive history of fire service badges in the USA. Plenty of trivia like this: In the 18th century badges were very expensive to make and the bearer was held accountable for the badge, so much so that if the badge was misplaced, lost or stolen, the bearer could be tried in court and sent to prison. Here are just a few of the fine points: Almost a thousand badges are portrayed representing nearly every state, The book serves as a historical record, chronologically documenting many cities badge evolution, Some of the earliest known fire badges are represented, The book has contributions from museums and other collectors, Many one of a kind, gold and silver presentation badges are portrayed, Badge narratives include the historical significance and back-ground information that relates to the owner of the badge and the book includes some of the earliest known ambrotypes, daguerreotypes, tintypes and carte de viste of firemen wearing badges.

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