Posts tagged soldier
Posts tagged soldier
Franz von Papen, c. 1914 (via World War II Database)
Franz von Pickelhauben
Recruitment poster for His Majesty’s Coldstream Guards, 1914. I’m guessing the incentives to join here are the epic shakos and the hot comrades with postures as rigid as their never mind.
Yo, this is pretty much the dude version of the awesome bird hats I posted yesterday!
Helmet, Italy, Etruscan, 3rd century B.C
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Located in the Hammer Building room 308
Unknown Soldiers, Washington DC c. 1918 (via Shorpy Historical Photo Archive)
Those are some stern looking fellows!
I absolutely cannot wait to see the George Lucas film Red Tails! I’m so proud of my heritage (The photo is of Cornelius Porter (deceased) - my father’s father).
Here’s the trailer: Red Tails
I grew up about 25 miles from Tuskegee, AL and it is a remarkable place full of remarkable history. Unfortunately Sharpe Field, the airfield of the Tuskegee Airmen is is TERRIBLE disrepair, something I have always thought was tragic. I’m hoping the release of this film will spur some action that will save the airfield and honor the amazing men (like this one!) who served there!
(Also- what a hottie, huh?!)
South Italian-Chalcidian helmet with volutes over the temples
Look at the snakes!
Marines on parade, 1944.
Now those are some awesome ladies!
“USS Chicago. One of the Crew.” 1900. Via Shorpy.
What a charmer!
“A candid look at barrack life for men of Landsturm Infanterie Bataillon ‘Gotha’ (XI 33) circa late 1915” (by drakegoodman)
I’m thinking I should rename this ”Pickelhaubes from History” because there have been a lot of them lately. Not that I’m complaning…
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.
“Five senior non-commissioned officers from 3. Ober-Elsässisches Feldartillerie-Regiment Nr. 80”, c. 1915 (by drakegoodman)
I love the guy laying on the floor all casual-like!
British soldiers carrying mistletoe, Christmas 1914.
Love this- finding joy in something terrible. Look at the smiles on their faces!
Colonel John May by Christian Gullager, 1789
I love a man in a cocked hat!
Burgonet with Falling Buffe, France c. 1550 (via The Metropolitan Museum of Art)
A Maltese standard bearer and a page holding a sword. Print made by F Zimelli, c 1790 (via British Museum)