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Image of 1969.107 - San Mateo County Community Facilities & Defense Data Map and San Mateo County Highway Map, December 1941.  Includes two maps.The first map shows the highways connecting the cities within San Mateo County, with red marks indicating land and bridge routes, blue for water routes, and black for outposts for the US army in World War II. The first map was imprinted by San Mateo County Civilian Defense Council. The second map displays San Mateo County community facilities and defense data important during war efforts. The second map was imprinted by the San Mateo County Planning Commission.

Dimensions of Map 1: 61 1/4 x 36.5 
Dimensions of Map 2: 30.5 x 18

1969.107 - San Mateo County Community Facilities & Defense Data Map and San Mateo County Highway Map, December 1941. Includes two maps.The first map shows the highways connecting the cities within San Mateo County, with red marks indicating land and bridge routes, blue for water routes, and black for outposts for the US army in World War II. The first map was imprinted by San Mateo County Civilian Defense Council. The second map displays San Mateo County community facilities and defense data important during war efforts. The second map was imprinted by the San Mateo County Planning Commission. Dimensions of Map 1: 61 1/4 x 36.5 Dimensions of Map 2: 30.5 x 18

San Mateo County Community Facilities & Defense Data Map and San Mateo County Highway Map, December 1941. Includes two maps.The first map shows the highways connecting the cities within San Mateo County, with red marks indicating land and bridge routes, blue for water routes, and black for outposts for the US army in World War II. The first map was imprinted by San Mateo County Civilian Defense Council. The second map displays San Mateo County community facilities and defense data important during war efforts. The second map was imprinted by the San Mateo County Planning Commission. Dimensions of Map 1: 61 1/4 x 36.5 Dimensions of Map 2: 30.5 x 18

Image of 1982.187.004 - War Against Fires of War, c. 1942-1945. Poster displays two civilian fire guards hosing down a fire in a house. 

Dimensions: 22 x 14

1982.187.004 - War Against Fires of War, c. 1942-1945. Poster displays two civilian fire guards hosing down a fire in a house. Dimensions: 22 x 14

War Against Fires of War, c. 1942-1945. Poster displays two civilian fire guards hosing down a fire in a house. Dimensions: 22 x 14

Image of 1982.193.005 - Block Mother Three Cities Defense Council Window Poster, c. 1942-1945. This poster was used to raise awareness for women to sign up to be block mothers to protect children in case of an attack on the city.

1982.193.005 - Block Mother Three Cities Defense Council Window Poster, c. 1942-1945. This poster was used to raise awareness for women to sign up to be block mothers to protect children in case of an attack on the city.

Block Mother Three Cities Defense Council Window Poster, c. 1942-1945. This poster was used to raise awareness for women to sign up to be block mothers to protect children in case of an attack on the city.

Image of 1964.149.008 - "The War is Not Fought in Fox Holes Alone" San Mateo County Civilian Defense Council, April 20, 1943. This poster from the San Mateo County Times' purpose is raise awareness of the war relief and bonds during WWII by the San Mateo County Civilian Defense Council. Dimensions: 21 1/2 x 17 1/4.

1964.149.008 - "The War is Not Fought in Fox Holes Alone" San Mateo County Civilian Defense Council, April 20, 1943. This poster from the San Mateo County Times' purpose is raise awareness of the war relief and bonds during WWII by the San Mateo County Civilian Defense Council. Dimensions: 21 1/2 x 17 1/4.

"The War is Not Fought in Fox Holes Alone" San Mateo County Civilian Defense Council, April 20, 1943. This poster from the San Mateo County Times' purpose is raise awareness of the war relief and bonds during WWII by the San Mateo County Civilian Defense Council. Dimensions: 21 1/2 x 17 1/4.

Image of 1982.193.006 - Air Raid Warden window poster, c. 1942-1945. This poster was made by George Dixon Press Inc., Passaic, N.J. Dimensions: 11.5 x 10.5.

1982.193.006 - Air Raid Warden window poster, c. 1942-1945. This poster was made by George Dixon Press Inc., Passaic, N.J. Dimensions: 11.5 x 10.5.

Air Raid Warden window poster, c. 1942-1945. This poster was made by George Dixon Press Inc., Passaic, N.J. Dimensions: 11.5 x 10.5.

Image of 1982.193.007 - Daytime Air Warden 3 Cities Poster, c. 1942-1945. This poster was used to recognize and promote the air raid wardens who protect the streets and cities during WWII. Dimensions: 11 x 14.

1982.193.007 - Daytime Air Warden 3 Cities Poster, c. 1942-1945. This poster was used to recognize and promote the air raid wardens who protect the streets and cities during WWII. Dimensions: 11 x 14.

Daytime Air Warden 3 Cities Poster, c. 1942-1945. This poster was used to recognize and promote the air raid wardens who protect the streets and cities during WWII. Dimensions: 11 x 14.

Image of 1982.193.008 - "What School Teachers and Pupils Should Do During An Air Raid", 1942. These are emergency instructions to schools of what they should do if an air raid attack happens in their area.  Dimensions: 15 x 11.

1982.193.008 - "What School Teachers and Pupils Should Do During An Air Raid", 1942. These are emergency instructions to schools of what they should do if an air raid attack happens in their area. Dimensions: 15 x 11.

"What School Teachers and Pupils Should Do During An Air Raid", 1942. These are emergency instructions to schools of what they should do if an air raid attack happens in their area. Dimensions: 15 x 11.

Image of 0000.790.001 - Gas Mask, c. 1939-1945. Noncombatant M1A2-1-1 gas mask, medium adult. Cylindrical metal tube with text printed on side.  Bottom of metal tube has a raised lip and circular vent.  Plastic gas mask attached to metal tub.  Metal ring and screw attach to metal canister tub. Plastic mask has two clear plastic eye holes.  A plastic vent protrudes from side of mask on the outside.  No mouthpiece inside mask, only a hole leading to the metal canister tube.  Text embossed on metal canister on inside of mask.  Five elastic straps extend at back of mask to hold head.  Straps have metal buckles to adjust size of straps. All mask pieces are olive green drab in color.

0000.790.001 - Gas Mask, c. 1939-1945. Noncombatant M1A2-1-1 gas mask, medium adult. Cylindrical metal tube with text printed on side. Bottom of metal tube has a raised lip and circular vent. Plastic gas mask attached to metal tub. Metal ring and screw attach to metal canister tub. Plastic mask has two clear plastic eye holes. A plastic vent protrudes from side of mask on the outside. No mouthpiece inside mask, only a hole leading to the metal canister tube. Text embossed on metal canister on inside of mask. Five elastic straps extend at back of mask to hold head. Straps have metal buckles to adjust size of straps. All mask pieces are olive green drab in color.

Gas Mask, c. 1939-1945. Noncombatant M1A2-1-1 gas mask, medium adult. Cylindrical metal tube with text printed on side. Bottom of metal tube has a raised lip and circular vent. Plastic gas mask attached to metal tub. Metal ring and screw attach to metal canister tub. Plastic mask has two clear plastic eye holes. A plastic vent protrudes from side of mask on the outside. No mouthpiece inside mask, only a hole leading to the metal canister tube. Text embossed on metal canister on inside of mask. Five elastic straps extend at back of mask to hold head. Straps have metal buckles to adjust size of straps. All mask pieces are olive green drab in color.

Image of 1964.185 - Headlight Blackout Cover, c. 1939-1945 (WWII). Round dark green leather circle with black leather hem on edge.  Black fabric flaps protrude outward from back of round circle to cover headlight lens.  Round seam runs around length of circle with purple cloth shoestring to adjust size.  Front of circle has cutout shape of a triangle within a circle.  The center of the triangle has a cutout circular shape with a line through the center.  Two stitched seams run along sides of the cutout shaped.  Between the cutout shapes is a dark teal cloth covering.  The underside of the round disk is covered with a green cloth material.

1964.185 - Headlight Blackout Cover, c. 1939-1945 (WWII). Round dark green leather circle with black leather hem on edge. Black fabric flaps protrude outward from back of round circle to cover headlight lens. Round seam runs around length of circle with purple cloth shoestring to adjust size. Front of circle has cutout shape of a triangle within a circle. The center of the triangle has a cutout circular shape with a line through the center. Two stitched seams run along sides of the cutout shaped. Between the cutout shapes is a dark teal cloth covering. The underside of the round disk is covered with a green cloth material.

Headlight Blackout Cover, c. 1939-1945 (WWII). Round dark green leather circle with black leather hem on edge. Black fabric flaps protrude outward from back of round circle to cover headlight lens. Round seam runs around length of circle with purple cloth shoestring to adjust size. Front of circle has cutout shape of a triangle within a circle. The center of the triangle has a cutout circular shape with a line through the center. Two stitched seams run along sides of the cutout shaped. Between the cutout shapes is a dark teal cloth covering. The underside of the round disk is covered with a green cloth material.

Image of 1971.226.001 - Civilian Defense Air Raid Warden Helmet, c. 1942-1945. This metal helmet is round in shape and is painted in white. In front of the top center portion of the helmet's head, there is a blue circle with a red/white striped triangle, which is the symbol for Civil Defense Air Raid Warden. At the back of the helmet, there are bolts painted in white that connect to the helmet's head and chinstrap adjustments and are spread out on each corner of the metal helmet.  Inside the middle of the helmet, the white painted bolts are connected to metal brackets that are slightly bent, in which connects to a head adjustment made of leather that covers the head. The leather head adjustment is next to and parallel to the straps of white fabric which is tied to a circle made of black fabric. The middle straps of the white fabric are tied to a brown chinstrap with a metal loop bracket adjustment for the chin with a metal nail holding the strap. The chinstrap also has a metal black circle on each end that connects it to the slightly bent metal brackets on each left and right end of the metal helmet.  At the bottom front portion of the back of the metal helmet, engraved in white and bold, the text reads "...No  217714  /  No  D113432...". At the bottom portion of the back of the metal helmet, engraved in white and bold, the text reads "...MCDONALD CO  /  LOS ANGELES".

1971.226.001 - Civilian Defense Air Raid Warden Helmet, c. 1942-1945. This metal helmet is round in shape and is painted in white. In front of the top center portion of the helmet's head, there is a blue circle with a red/white striped triangle, which is the symbol for Civil Defense Air Raid Warden. At the back of the helmet, there are bolts painted in white that connect to the helmet's head and chinstrap adjustments and are spread out on each corner of the metal helmet. Inside the middle of the helmet, the white painted bolts are connected to metal brackets that are slightly bent, in which connects to a head adjustment made of leather that covers the head. The leather head adjustment is next to and parallel to the straps of white fabric which is tied to a circle made of black fabric. The middle straps of the white fabric are tied to a brown chinstrap with a metal loop bracket adjustment for the chin with a metal nail holding the strap. The chinstrap also has a metal black circle on each end that connects it to the slightly bent metal brackets on each left and right end of the metal helmet. At the bottom front portion of the back of the metal helmet, engraved in white and bold, the text reads "...No 217714 / No D113432...". At the bottom portion of the back of the metal helmet, engraved in white and bold, the text reads "...MCDONALD CO / LOS ANGELES".

Civilian Defense Air Raid Warden Helmet, c. 1942-1945. This metal helmet is round in shape and is painted in white. In front of the top center portion of the helmet's head, there is a blue circle with a red/white striped triangle, which is the symbol for Civil Defense Air Raid Warden. At the back of the helmet, there are bolts painted in white that connect to the helmet's head and chinstrap adjustments and are spread out on each corner of the metal helmet. Inside the middle of the helmet, the white painted bolts are connected to metal brackets that are slightly bent, in which connects to a head adjustment made of leather that covers the head. The leather head adjustment is next to and parall

Image of 1971.226.002 - Civilian Defense Auxiliary Police Helmet, c. 1942-1945. This metal helmet is round in shape and is painted in white. In front of the top center portion of the helmet's head, there is a blue circle with a white triangle with a red shield in the middle, which is the symbol for Civil Defense Auxiliary Police. At the bottom portion of the helmet, there are bolts painted in white that connect to the helmet's head and chinstrap adjustments and are spread out on each corner of the metal helmet.  Inside the middle of the helmet, the white painted bolts are connected to metal brackets that are slightly bent, in which connects to a head adjustment made of leather that covers the head. The leather head adjustment is next to and parallel to the straps of white fabric which is tied to a circle made of black fabric. The middle straps of the white fabric are tied to a brown chinstrap with a metal loop bracket adjustment for the chin with a metal nail holding the strap. The chinstrap also has a metal black circle on each end that connects it to the slightly bent metal brackets on each left and right end of the metal helmet. At the bottom front portion of the back of the metal helmet, engraved in white and bold, the text reads "...No  217714  /  No  D113432...". At the bottom portion of the back of the metal helmet, engraved in white and bold, the text reads "...PA...  /  B.F...."

1971.226.002 - Civilian Defense Auxiliary Police Helmet, c. 1942-1945. This metal helmet is round in shape and is painted in white. In front of the top center portion of the helmet's head, there is a blue circle with a white triangle with a red shield in the middle, which is the symbol for Civil Defense Auxiliary Police. At the bottom portion of the helmet, there are bolts painted in white that connect to the helmet's head and chinstrap adjustments and are spread out on each corner of the metal helmet. Inside the middle of the helmet, the white painted bolts are connected to metal brackets that are slightly bent, in which connects to a head adjustment made of leather that covers the head. The leather head adjustment is next to and parallel to the straps of white fabric which is tied to a circle made of black fabric. The middle straps of the white fabric are tied to a brown chinstrap with a metal loop bracket adjustment for the chin with a metal nail holding the strap. The chinstrap also has a metal black circle on each end that connects it to the slightly bent metal brackets on each left and right end of the metal helmet. At the bottom front portion of the back of the metal helmet, engraved in white and bold, the text reads "...No 217714 / No D113432...". At the bottom portion of the back of the metal helmet, engraved in white and bold, the text reads "...PA... / B.F...."

Civilian Defense Auxiliary Police Helmet, c. 1942-1945. This metal helmet is round in shape and is painted in white. In front of the top center portion of the helmet's head, there is a blue circle with a white triangle with a red shield in the middle, which is the symbol for Civil Defense Auxiliary Police. At the bottom portion of the helmet, there are bolts painted in white that connect to the helmet's head and chinstrap adjustments and are spread out on each corner of the metal helmet. Inside the middle of the helmet, the white painted bolts are connected to metal brackets that are slightly bent, in which connects to a head adjustment made of leather that covers the head. The leather head

Image of 1971.226.003 - Civil Defense Auxiliary Fireman Helmet, c. 1942-1945. This metal helmet is round in shape and is painted in red. In front of the top center portion of the helmet's head, there is a blue circle with a white triangle with a red cross in the middle, which is the symbol for Civil Defense Auxiliary Fireman. At the bottom portion of the helmet, there are bolts painted in white that connect to the helmet's head and chinstrap adjustments and are spread out on each corner of the metal helmet.  Inside the middle of the helmet, the white painted bolts are connected to metal brackets that are slightly bent, in which connects to a head adjustment made of leather that covers the head. The leather head adjustment is next to and parallel to the straps of white fabric which is tied to a circle made of black fabric. The middle straps of the white fabric are tied to a brown chinstrap with a metal loop bracket adjustment for the chin with a metal nail holding the strap . The chinstrap also has a metal black circle on each end that connects it to the slightly bent metal brackets on each left and right end of the metal helmet. At the bottom front portion of the back of the metal helmet, engraved in white and bold, the text reads "PATENT...  /  No  217714  /  No  D113432...". At the bottom portion of the back of the metal helmet, engraved in white and bold, the text reads "...MCDONALD CO  /  LOS ANGELES".

1971.226.003 - Civil Defense Auxiliary Fireman Helmet, c. 1942-1945. This metal helmet is round in shape and is painted in red. In front of the top center portion of the helmet's head, there is a blue circle with a white triangle with a red cross in the middle, which is the symbol for Civil Defense Auxiliary Fireman. At the bottom portion of the helmet, there are bolts painted in white that connect to the helmet's head and chinstrap adjustments and are spread out on each corner of the metal helmet. Inside the middle of the helmet, the white painted bolts are connected to metal brackets that are slightly bent, in which connects to a head adjustment made of leather that covers the head. The leather head adjustment is next to and parallel to the straps of white fabric which is tied to a circle made of black fabric. The middle straps of the white fabric are tied to a brown chinstrap with a metal loop bracket adjustment for the chin with a metal nail holding the strap . The chinstrap also has a metal black circle on each end that connects it to the slightly bent metal brackets on each left and right end of the metal helmet. At the bottom front portion of the back of the metal helmet, engraved in white and bold, the text reads "PATENT... / No 217714 / No D113432...". At the bottom portion of the back of the metal helmet, engraved in white and bold, the text reads "...MCDONALD CO / LOS ANGELES".

Civil Defense Auxiliary Fireman Helmet, c. 1942-1945. This metal helmet is round in shape and is painted in red. In front of the top center portion of the helmet's head, there is a blue circle with a white triangle with a red cross in the middle, which is the symbol for Civil Defense Auxiliary Fireman. At the bottom portion of the helmet, there are bolts painted in white that connect to the helmet's head and chinstrap adjustments and are spread out on each corner of the metal helmet. Inside the middle of the helmet, the white painted bolts are connected to metal brackets that are slightly bent, in which connects to a head adjustment made of leather that covers the head. The leather head adju

Image of 1971.226.004 - Civilian Defense Road Repair Unit Helmet, c. 1942-1945. This metal is round in shape and in gray. In front center of the helmet's head, there is a blue circle with a white triangle with a symbol of a red shovel in the middle, which is the insignia for Civil Defense Road Repair Unit. On the back of the helmet on the outside border, it is surrounded by metal bracket ends with each of them are tied to a brown cloth strap, which is connected to a black fabric circle in the middle, and a metal nail in each one holding each individual strap together. Surrounding in the middle, above the black fabric circle, is a brown leather head strap, which covers the portion of the head in the helmet. On the left and right metal ends of the helmet, the brown cloth straps are connected to a brown small leather chinstrap with a small metal loop bracket used for adjusting the strap on to the chin. In the middle of the inside of the helmet, in a red circle with a single white star, the painted text in blue says "Mfd. by  /  LOS ANGELES".  The words "LOS ANGELES" are in bold. In between the red circle, in white outer border with a blue background, in white, the painted text says "B.F. McDonald CO." The words "McDonald" is disproportionately bigger than the rest of the text above.

1971.226.004 - Civilian Defense Road Repair Unit Helmet, c. 1942-1945. This metal is round in shape and in gray. In front center of the helmet's head, there is a blue circle with a white triangle with a symbol of a red shovel in the middle, which is the insignia for Civil Defense Road Repair Unit. On the back of the helmet on the outside border, it is surrounded by metal bracket ends with each of them are tied to a brown cloth strap, which is connected to a black fabric circle in the middle, and a metal nail in each one holding each individual strap together. Surrounding in the middle, above the black fabric circle, is a brown leather head strap, which covers the portion of the head in the helmet. On the left and right metal ends of the helmet, the brown cloth straps are connected to a brown small leather chinstrap with a small metal loop bracket used for adjusting the strap on to the chin. In the middle of the inside of the helmet, in a red circle with a single white star, the painted text in blue says "Mfd. by / LOS ANGELES". The words "LOS ANGELES" are in bold. In between the red circle, in white outer border with a blue background, in white, the painted text says "B.F. McDonald CO." The words "McDonald" is disproportionately bigger than the rest of the text above.

Civilian Defense Road Repair Unit Helmet, c. 1942-1945. This metal is round in shape and in gray. In front center of the helmet's head, there is a blue circle with a white triangle with a symbol of a red shovel in the middle, which is the insignia for Civil Defense Road Repair Unit. On the back of the helmet on the outside border, it is surrounded by metal bracket ends with each of them are tied to a brown cloth strap, which is connected to a black fabric circle in the middle, and a metal nail in each one holding each individual strap together. Surrounding in the middle, above the black fabric circle, is a brown leather head strap, which covers the portion of the head in the helmet. On the le

Image of 1971.226.005 - Civilian Defense Helmet, c. 1942-1945.  This metal helmet is round in shape and is in gray. In front of the top center portion of the helmet's head, there is a blue circle with a white triangle with red, bold painted text that reads "CD", which is the official symbol for Civil Defense. Above the symbol for Civil Defense, painted in white and bold, the text reads "BURLINGAME". Below the symbol for Civil Defense, painted in white and bold, the text reads "CALIFORNIA". Towards the middle bottom portion of the helmet, there are metal bolts  that connect to the helmet's head and chinstrap adjustments and are spread out on each corner of the metal helmet.  Inside the middle bottom of the helmet, it is painted in white with the metal bolts are connected to metal brackets that are rectangular in shape and holes in the middle of each one with leather gray straps with brass metal holes in between interlocking leather strap. The leather gray straps are looping around each bracket and connecting and tying to a circle made of brown knotted fabric. On the back of the helmet, on the left and right side, there are metal ends on each side painted in white, which are tied to a gray leather chin strap with a metal belt bracket loop on it holding the the fabric of the chinstrap. At the front of the back of the helmet, connected to part of the gray leather straps, is part of the brown leather head adjustment that has two gray metal small objects connect to it. Also at the front of the back of the helmet, engraved in white and bold, the text reads "U.S. GOVT PROPERTY".

1971.226.005 - Civilian Defense Helmet, c. 1942-1945. This metal helmet is round in shape and is in gray. In front of the top center portion of the helmet's head, there is a blue circle with a white triangle with red, bold painted text that reads "CD", which is the official symbol for Civil Defense. Above the symbol for Civil Defense, painted in white and bold, the text reads "BURLINGAME". Below the symbol for Civil Defense, painted in white and bold, the text reads "CALIFORNIA". Towards the middle bottom portion of the helmet, there are metal bolts that connect to the helmet's head and chinstrap adjustments and are spread out on each corner of the metal helmet. Inside the middle bottom of the helmet, it is painted in white with the metal bolts are connected to metal brackets that are rectangular in shape and holes in the middle of each one with leather gray straps with brass metal holes in between interlocking leather strap. The leather gray straps are looping around each bracket and connecting and tying to a circle made of brown knotted fabric. On the back of the helmet, on the left and right side, there are metal ends on each side painted in white, which are tied to a gray leather chin strap with a metal belt bracket loop on it holding the the fabric of the chinstrap. At the front of the back of the helmet, connected to part of the gray leather straps, is part of the brown leather head adjustment that has two gray metal small objects connect to it. Also at the front of the back of the helmet, engraved in white and bold, the text reads "U.S. GOVT PROPERTY".

Civilian Defense Helmet, c. 1942-1945. This metal helmet is round in shape and is in gray. In front of the top center portion of the helmet's head, there is a blue circle with a white triangle with red, bold painted text that reads "CD", which is the official symbol for Civil Defense. Above the symbol for Civil Defense, painted in white and bold, the text reads "BURLINGAME". Below the symbol for Civil Defense, painted in white and bold, the text reads "CALIFORNIA". Towards the middle bottom portion of the helmet, there are metal bolts that connect to the helmet's head and chinstrap adjustments and are spread out on each corner of the metal helmet. Inside the middle bottom of the helmet, it

Image of 1972.514.002 - Gas Mask Canvas Case, c. 1939-1945. Cylindrical canvas bag with stamp printed text on front to hold gas mask. Canvas bag widens at top with canvas flap and metal button closure.  Canvas strap sewn to either side to attach.  Metal buckles on canvas strap for adjusting length.  Metal hem edge on end of canvas strap. Bottom of bag has metal eyelet. All pieces olive green drab in color.

1972.514.002 - Gas Mask Canvas Case, c. 1939-1945. Cylindrical canvas bag with stamp printed text on front to hold gas mask. Canvas bag widens at top with canvas flap and metal button closure. Canvas strap sewn to either side to attach. Metal buckles on canvas strap for adjusting length. Metal hem edge on end of canvas strap. Bottom of bag has metal eyelet. All pieces olive green drab in color.

Gas Mask Canvas Case, c. 1939-1945. Cylindrical canvas bag with stamp printed text on front to hold gas mask. Canvas bag widens at top with canvas flap and metal button closure. Canvas strap sewn to either side to attach. Metal buckles on canvas strap for adjusting length. Metal hem edge on end of canvas strap. Bottom of bag has metal eyelet. All pieces olive green drab in color.

Image of 1977.248.001 - Civil Defense Air Raid Warden Helmet, c. 1942-1945. This metal helmet is round in shape and is painted in gray. In front of the top center portion of the helmet's head, there is a blue circle with a red/white striped triangle, which is the symbol for Civil Defense Air Raid Warden. On the back of the helmet on the outside border, it is surrounded by metal bracket ends painted in white with each of them are tied to a brown cloth strap, which is connected to a black fabric circle in the middle. Surrounding in the middle, above the black fabric circle, is a brown leather head strap, which covers the portion of the head in the helmet. On the left and right metal ends of the helmet, the brown cloth straps are connected to a brown small leather chinstrap with a small metal loop bracket used for adjusting the strap on to the chin, and a metal nail holding the chinstrap together.  In the middle of the inside of the helmet, in a red circle with a single white star, the painted text in blue says "Mfd. by  /  LOS ANGELES".  The words "LOS ANGELES" are in bold. In between the red circle, in white outer border with a blue background, in white, the painted text says "B.F. McDonald CO." The words "McDonald" is disproportionately bigger than the rest of the text above.

1977.248.001 - Civil Defense Air Raid Warden Helmet, c. 1942-1945. This metal helmet is round in shape and is painted in gray. In front of the top center portion of the helmet's head, there is a blue circle with a red/white striped triangle, which is the symbol for Civil Defense Air Raid Warden. On the back of the helmet on the outside border, it is surrounded by metal bracket ends painted in white with each of them are tied to a brown cloth strap, which is connected to a black fabric circle in the middle. Surrounding in the middle, above the black fabric circle, is a brown leather head strap, which covers the portion of the head in the helmet. On the left and right metal ends of the helmet, the brown cloth straps are connected to a brown small leather chinstrap with a small metal loop bracket used for adjusting the strap on to the chin, and a metal nail holding the chinstrap together. In the middle of the inside of the helmet, in a red circle with a single white star, the painted text in blue says "Mfd. by / LOS ANGELES". The words "LOS ANGELES" are in bold. In between the red circle, in white outer border with a blue background, in white, the painted text says "B.F. McDonald CO." The words "McDonald" is disproportionately bigger than the rest of the text above.

Civil Defense Air Raid Warden Helmet, c. 1942-1945. This metal helmet is round in shape and is painted in gray. In front of the top center portion of the helmet's head, there is a blue circle with a red/white striped triangle, which is the symbol for Civil Defense Air Raid Warden. On the back of the helmet on the outside border, it is surrounded by metal bracket ends painted in white with each of them are tied to a brown cloth strap, which is connected to a black fabric circle in the middle. Surrounding in the middle, above the black fabric circle, is a brown leather head strap, which covers the portion of the head in the helmet. On the left and right metal ends of the helmet, the brown cloth

Image of 1977.248.002 - Civil Defense- Air Raid Warden Helmet, c. 1947-1991. This metal helmet is round in shape and is painted in yellow. In front of the top center portion of the helmet's head, there is a blue circle with a red/white striped triangle, which is the symbol for Civil Defense Air Raid Warden. At the bottom portion of the back of the helmet, there are bolts painted in white that connect to the helmet's head and chinstrap adjustments and are spread out on each corner of the metal helmet. At the back of the helmet, there are bolts painted in white that connect to the helmet's head and chinstrap adjustments and are spread out on each corner of the metal helmet.  Inside the middle of the helmet, the white painted bolts are connected to metal brackets that are slightly bent, in which connects to a head adjustment made of leather that covers the head. The leather head adjustment is next to and parallel to the straps of white fabric which is tied to a circle made of black fabric. The middle straps of the white fabric are tied to a brown chinstrap with a metal loop bracket adjustment for the chin with a metal nail holding the strap. The chinstrap also has a metal black circle on each end that connects it to the slightly bent metal brackets on each left and right end of the metal helmet. At the bottom front portion of the back of the metal helmet, engraved in white and bold, the text reads "...No  217714  /  No  D113432...". At the bottom portion of the back of the metal helmet, engraved in white and bold, the text reads "PATENTS ENDING  /  MCDONALD CO  /  LOS ANGELES".

1977.248.002 - Civil Defense- Air Raid Warden Helmet, c. 1947-1991. This metal helmet is round in shape and is painted in yellow. In front of the top center portion of the helmet's head, there is a blue circle with a red/white striped triangle, which is the symbol for Civil Defense Air Raid Warden. At the bottom portion of the back of the helmet, there are bolts painted in white that connect to the helmet's head and chinstrap adjustments and are spread out on each corner of the metal helmet. At the back of the helmet, there are bolts painted in white that connect to the helmet's head and chinstrap adjustments and are spread out on each corner of the metal helmet. Inside the middle of the helmet, the white painted bolts are connected to metal brackets that are slightly bent, in which connects to a head adjustment made of leather that covers the head. The leather head adjustment is next to and parallel to the straps of white fabric which is tied to a circle made of black fabric. The middle straps of the white fabric are tied to a brown chinstrap with a metal loop bracket adjustment for the chin with a metal nail holding the strap. The chinstrap also has a metal black circle on each end that connects it to the slightly bent metal brackets on each left and right end of the metal helmet. At the bottom front portion of the back of the metal helmet, engraved in white and bold, the text reads "...No 217714 / No D113432...". At the bottom portion of the back of the metal helmet, engraved in white and bold, the text reads "PATENTS ENDING / MCDONALD CO / LOS ANGELES".

Civil Defense- Air Raid Warden Helmet, c. 1947-1991. This metal helmet is round in shape and is painted in yellow. In front of the top center portion of the helmet's head, there is a blue circle with a red/white striped triangle, which is the symbol for Civil Defense Air Raid Warden. At the bottom portion of the back of the helmet, there are bolts painted in white that connect to the helmet's head and chinstrap adjustments and are spread out on each corner of the metal helmet. At the back of the helmet, there are bolts painted in white that connect to the helmet's head and chinstrap adjustments and are spread out on each corner of the metal helmet. Inside the middle of the helmet, the white

Image of 1979.078 - WWII Burlingame Civil Defense Air Warden's armband, c. 1942-1945.  The armband is round and curved in shape and is made of brass along the edges with a glossy finish in the back. The armband has brass edges around the front of the armband, which has a blue background with some white bold painted text that reads "BURLINGAME  /  CALIFORNIA". In between the text "BURLINGAME  /  CALIFORNIA", there is a white triangle insignia with some orange bold painted text that reads "CD", which is the insignia for the United States Civil Defense Air Raid Warden. On the sides of the armband, there is a brass hole on each side with a black rubber strap that stitched and tied together in the back.

1979.078 - WWII Burlingame Civil Defense Air Warden's armband, c. 1942-1945. The armband is round and curved in shape and is made of brass along the edges with a glossy finish in the back. The armband has brass edges around the front of the armband, which has a blue background with some white bold painted text that reads "BURLINGAME / CALIFORNIA". In between the text "BURLINGAME / CALIFORNIA", there is a white triangle insignia with some orange bold painted text that reads "CD", which is the insignia for the United States Civil Defense Air Raid Warden. On the sides of the armband, there is a brass hole on each side with a black rubber strap that stitched and tied together in the back.

WWII Burlingame Civil Defense Air Warden's armband, c. 1942-1945. The armband is round and curved in shape and is made of brass along the edges with a glossy finish in the back. The armband has brass edges around the front of the armband, which has a blue background with some white bold painted text that reads "BURLINGAME / CALIFORNIA". In between the text "BURLINGAME / CALIFORNIA", there is a white triangle insignia with some orange bold painted text that reads "CD", which is the insignia for the United States Civil Defense Air Raid Warden. On the sides of the armband, there is a brass hole on each side with a black rubber strap that stitched and tied together in the back.

Image of 1982.001.001 - Gas Mask and Case, c. 1941-1945. Green cylindrical metal tube attached to brown rubber face mask (A).  Bottom of metal tube has a raised lip and circular vent.  Rubber gas mask attached to metal tub.  Cloth rings attached face mask to metal tube. Brown rubber mask has two yellow-tinted plastic eye holes with raised metal trim around edges.  A small round hole in mouth area. Text embossed on metal canister below face mask.  Tan elastic straps for head attach to sides of plastic mask through slits in sides of plastic mask and riveted to plastic.  Straps attached in six places; two on either side and one at the top of the forehead area.  Gas Mask placed in olive green canvas cylindrical bag (B) narrows to finished hole.  cream colored stitching seams extend length of bag.  Cream colored canvas straps run parallel around bag.  Two cream colored bands run perpendicularly from bottom strap.  A cream colored canvas strap for carrying attaches to the two parallel straps running around the bag. A cream colored drawstring with metal rings at the opening adjust the opening of the bag.

1982.001.001 - Gas Mask and Case, c. 1941-1945. Green cylindrical metal tube attached to brown rubber face mask (A). Bottom of metal tube has a raised lip and circular vent. Rubber gas mask attached to metal tub. Cloth rings attached face mask to metal tube. Brown rubber mask has two yellow-tinted plastic eye holes with raised metal trim around edges. A small round hole in mouth area. Text embossed on metal canister below face mask. Tan elastic straps for head attach to sides of plastic mask through slits in sides of plastic mask and riveted to plastic. Straps attached in six places; two on either side and one at the top of the forehead area. Gas Mask placed in olive green canvas cylindrical bag (B) narrows to finished hole. cream colored stitching seams extend length of bag. Cream colored canvas straps run parallel around bag. Two cream colored bands run perpendicularly from bottom strap. A cream colored canvas strap for carrying attaches to the two parallel straps running around the bag. A cream colored drawstring with metal rings at the opening adjust the opening of the bag.

Gas Mask and Case, c. 1941-1945. Green cylindrical metal tube attached to brown rubber face mask (A). Bottom of metal tube has a raised lip and circular vent. Rubber gas mask attached to metal tub. Cloth rings attached face mask to metal tube. Brown rubber mask has two yellow-tinted plastic eye holes with raised metal trim around edges. A small round hole in mouth area. Text embossed on metal canister below face mask. Tan elastic straps for head attach to sides of plastic mask through slits in sides of plastic mask and riveted to plastic. Straps attached in six places; two on either side and one at the top of the forehead area. Gas Mask placed in olive green canvas cylindrical bag (B)

Image of 1982.001.002 - Gas Mask Canvas Case, c. 1939-1945. Cylindrical canvas bag with stamp printed text on front to hold gas mask. Canvas bag widens at top with canvas flap and metal button closure.  Canvas strap sewn to either side to attach.  Metal buckles on canvas strap for adjusting length. Canvas cord sewn into side of canvas bag and attached on the other side to a rectangular metal ring.  Cord has a metal aglet at the end.  Cord is knotted to adjust size/length. All pieces tan in color.

1982.001.002 - Gas Mask Canvas Case, c. 1939-1945. Cylindrical canvas bag with stamp printed text on front to hold gas mask. Canvas bag widens at top with canvas flap and metal button closure. Canvas strap sewn to either side to attach. Metal buckles on canvas strap for adjusting length. Canvas cord sewn into side of canvas bag and attached on the other side to a rectangular metal ring. Cord has a metal aglet at the end. Cord is knotted to adjust size/length. All pieces tan in color.

Gas Mask Canvas Case, c. 1939-1945. Cylindrical canvas bag with stamp printed text on front to hold gas mask. Canvas bag widens at top with canvas flap and metal button closure. Canvas strap sewn to either side to attach. Metal buckles on canvas strap for adjusting length. Canvas cord sewn into side of canvas bag and attached on the other side to a rectangular metal ring. Cord has a metal aglet at the end. Cord is knotted to adjust size/length. All pieces tan in color.