Occupational Cap
Occupational Cap
Occupational Cap
Occupational Cap
Occupational Cap
Occupational Cap
Occupational Cap
Occupational Cap
Occupational Cap


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Collection Tier:
Tier 2

Clothing Accessories
Clothing and Accessories
Men's Clothing
Headwear
Uniforms ➔ Occupational Cap

Identifier:
190067
Description:
This cap is from the Grand Rapids Fire Department and was worn around 1950 to 1980. It is made of navy blue cotton and has a black chinstrap. It also has a G.R.F.D. insignia on the center front with the number 91 on it.  
Date:
1950 – 1980
Materials:
Cotton
Dimensions:
5.5"" h 10"" w 11.5"" d
Current Location Status:
In Storage
Source:
Gift of the Grand Rapids Fire Department
Rights:

Maker/Donor
Grand Rapids Fire Department
The Grand Rapids Fire Department was founded in 1849 after the Wendell residence on Fulton Street and Lafayette Avenue burned down with nearly all its contents. Citizens approached the village council and demanded a fire brigade be established. That fall, Alert Fire Company Number 1 was established with twenty-eight members. 

Since 1849, the Grand Rapids Fire Department has grown to include eleven stations with 221 members across the city. 

Related Place
Grand Rapids
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