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Title Hard hat belonging to longshoreman Donald Red Barrett of Hoboken. N.d., used ca. 1960s-1970s.
Object Name Hat, Hard
Catalog Number 2012.013.0010
Collection Hoboken Longshoremen Collection
Credit Gift of Donald "Red" Barrett
Description 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.)
Date 1960-1980
Year Range from 1960.0
Year Range to 1980.0
People Barrett, Donald "Red"
Search Terms Pier A
Pier B
Pier C
ILA
International Longshoremen's Association
Caption Donald "Red" Barrett's hard hat
Imagefile 138\20120130010.TIF
Classification Docks
Business & Commerce
Uniforms
Pier
Unions