Circa 1890's hand painted parade ribbon for the Crosby Hose Fire
Company, identifying its foreman as W.M. Weed. The company was located
in Corry, Pennsylvania, near Union City, about 20 miles from the first
Pennsylvania oil wells in Titusville. It was a very active company that
had its own traveling athletic team, band and marching unit. This large
folk art ribbon features a winter scene of an early wooden oil derrick,
one of the major concerns of these fire companies. A rare survivor with
an unusual subject matter!