Posts tagged helmet
Posts tagged helmet
Dragoon Helmet, 1790s-1820s via the New York Historical Society.
Please click the link for some contradictory dating of this helmet!
Does anyone else have weakness for dragoon helmets? Where is my Banastre Tarleton gif when I need one?
Helmet, Italy, Etruscan, 3rd century B.C
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Located in the Hammer Building room 308
South Italian-Chalcidian helmet with volutes over the temples
Look at the snakes!
My great-grandfather brought this back when he returned from WWI. It is one of my most prized possessions. The ball (in place of the spike) indicates that it is from an artillery regiment.
First World War anti-shrapnel face masks on display at the Museum of the Great War
I am totally freaked out by these- not in the least because I can’t imagine how awful the place is that would require one to walk around in anti-shrapnel face masks…shudder…
Burgonet with Falling Buffe, France c. 1550 (via The Metropolitan Museum of Art)
Imperial Prussian Pickelhaube for General of 1st Dragoon Guards
Man, those Germans sure knew how to make intimidating helmets!
“Not unlike the stylish bicycle helmets worn by today’s children, this is a beautifully made example of protective headwear worn by children in the early 19th century. Pudding caps or bumpers were padded hats commonly worn by small children learning to walk to protect their heads from any falls. It was thought that if children fell too frequently unprotected their brains would turn to a soft pudding-like consistency, hence the name “pudding cap.” Children were often referred to as “little pudding heads” because of this belief. A linen or muslin cap was commonly worn underneath. The quality of materials and craftsmanship used in this particular example suggests that this cap was owned by an affluent family.” (via The Metropolitan Museum of Art - Cap)
This is a beautiful example of a pudding cap, but I wonder why the met has dated it to the early 19th Century. They were also extremely common in the 18th Century. Perhaps it has a provenance that they don’t share it the description?
Street Scene by Georg Emmanuel Ortiz. The British Museum.
They don’t have many details about this print at the British Museum, but my guess is early 1820-1825, based on their clothing. Ortiz was living in Leipzig in the 1820s, so I think that this is in Germany. There are some wild pieces of headwear in this image, including the strange grey headdress on the girl in the short-sleeved spencer and the headdress of the woman directly behind her. Also, on the far left is a soldier wearing a very unusual helmet! I know very little about early 19th century German uniforms, so if anyone out there has more information about him, I sure would appreciate it!
A Maltese standard bearer and a page holding a sword. Print made by F Zimelli, c 1790 (via British Museum)
Helmet, late 7th century b.c.; Archaic
Under the belly of the horse on the left side of the helmet is the dedicatory inscription “Synenitos the son of Euklotas [took this],” suggesting that the armor was captured as booty and offered as a dedication.
What a beautiful artifact!
18th century Indian helmet via The Victoria & Albert Museum
Helmet ca. 1520-1525 via The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Illyrian type helmet ca. 5th century BC via The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Charles Lindbergh, c. 1925 First boyfriend to fly across the Atlantic ocean non-stop.
Submitted by the-other-weasley
Hello handsome! And in your handsome hat…