Photo credit: 9/11 Memorial staff
Accession Number: C.2014.56.1
Dimensions: 7 in X 8.5 in X 11 in
Dimensions (Metric): 17.78 cm X 21.59 cm X 27.94 cm
Credit Line: Gift of Debora Jackson
Plastic bump-style hard hat with cap-style brim and interior suspension. The hard hat is yellow with "JOM" handwritten on the front. The hat is covered in various handwritten notes and signatures. A large black Bethlehem Steel sticker on the back of the hat has printed text: "So you think Safety is Boring. . ." A Union Ironworkers sticker is on the right side of the hat.
Brooklyn resident Debora Jackson had the impulse to help after 9/11. She began volunteering with the Salvation Army and eventually spent several months serving in the respite/relief tents around Ground Zero. Jackson built strong relationships with recovery workers she met at the site, many of whom signed her hard hat.