Item 2.1 - Fire Chief Medallion

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US IlHpHS 2.1


Fire Chief Medallion


  • 1911 (Creation)

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One medallion.

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Donated to the Highland Park Historical Society for preservation by the Gieser family.

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This Fire Chief Medallion belonged to Adolph Gieser. It was awarded to him by the International Association of Fire Engineers during their 39th annual convention between the dates of September 19th-22nd, 1911. The metal casting is a bronze colored, and the attached faded and frayed ribbon is red. This artifact was removed from it’s cotton housing and re-housed inside ph. neutral tissue paper

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