|Title||Hard hat belonging to longshoreman Donald Red Barrett of Hoboken. N.d., used ca. 1960s-1970s.|
|Object Name||Hat, Hard|
|Collection||Hoboken Longshoremen Collection|
|Credit||Gift of Donald "Red" Barrett|
Hard hat belonging to longshoreman Donald Red Barrett of Hoboken. No date, used ca. 1960s-1970s. Cast yellow plastic with plastic and leather fittings. "Hard Boiled" brand, E.D. Bullard Co., San Francisco; no model number found.
A good example of typical headgear once worn by a union worker at the Hoboken docks. Barrett, known as "Red" Barrett, was a longtime employee at the piers (as well as a photographer who documented them and the work.) He retired sometime in the 1970s. He marked the outside with his initials: D.B. The interior also has marker lettering: Don Barrett Hoboken NJ plus his social security number (which typical of the era was likely used as his employee identification number.)
|Year Range from||1960|
|Year Range to||1980|
Barrett, Donald "Red"
International Longshoremen's Association
|Caption||Donald "Red" Barrett's hard hat|
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