Photo credit: Scottish Police College
We would like to know more about this work, in particular the clothing.
Unfortunately we were not able to identify the uniform in this particular discussion.
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Quite a specialist question, this one. Why not send the image to the Museum of Fire in Ednburgh (email@example.com) and the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service Museum & Heritage (Centremuseum@sfrheritagetrust.org). There is also the London Fire Brigade Museum (firstname.lastname@example.org), a Welsh Museum of Fire (email@example.com) and Fireworld, the Fire Services National Musuem Trust
There is a badge on the fireman's helmet. If it is not a generic one it might be possible to identify the town or city for which he worked
Has any checked the catalogues of the Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts, the Royal Scottish Academy and the annual exhibitions in Aberdeen and Edinburgh for c. 1878-79 to see if there was an artist with the initials JLM or perhaps FLM exhibiting?
THE WORLDS FIRST MUNICIPLE FIRE SERVICE WAS SET UP BY JAMES BRAIDWOOD IN EDINBURGH IN 1824 , IT WAS LATER TO SET UP THE LONDON FIRE BRIGADE.I THINK THIS UNIFORM IS NOT MUCH LATER, I WOULD SAY 1830/s- 1840.s.
It is now three weeks since any comments were posted on this discussion. No conclusion has been reached but there have been further lines of enquiry suggested. It may be appropriate to now draw this to a conclusion.
Our warmest thanks to each and every contributor to this discussion thread, it is hugely appreciated. You have given us a number of leads to follow up, and the discussion is now closed.
Police Scotland, Scottish Police College Library, 29/4/2014
I have been on to this and trying to contact a Fire Brigade Union Museum in Scotland but have not heard back. Rebecca Quinton, Dress Curator Glasgow museums has also been looking. I think it is c 1870-80 . Please do not shut this down yet.
I also wanted to contact the dress curator at the National Maritime Museum at Greenwich about the mid 18th century Naval Officer portrait. They would know there at once what this was.
No comments for 4 months. I recommend this discussion be closed