Posts tagged uniform
Posts tagged uniform
A watercolor over chalk and graphite by Alexandre Moitte depicting Louis Charles, dauphin of France, at the Fete de la Federation in 1790. His mother, Marie Antoinette, had him dressed in a small uniform resembling those of the National Guard.
The New Albert Bonnet for the Guards, 1854.
Well. This just seems silly!
Franz von Papen, c. 1914 (via World War II Database)
Franz von Pickelhauben
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?
Revolutionary War Cocked Hat, 1776-1780. Via the New York Historical Society.
“According to the accession records, this hat was worn by John Shethar of Connecticut, an ancestor of the donor. Shethar was made a lieutenant in the 2nd Continental Dragoons December 31, 1776, and promoted to captain October 11, 1777. He resigned from military service March 8, 1780.”
You know, for the ubiquity of the black cocked hat in our history, there really aren’t that many that still exist today. The gorgeous silk cockade is icing on the cake!
Princess Margaret of Prussia, ca. 1905.
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?!)
Interior of an Inn, 1825, by Abraham van, I Stri
Marines on parade, 1944.
Now those are some awesome ladies!
“USS Chicago. One of the Crew.” 1900. Via Shorpy.
What a charmer!
“Telegraph Messenger Boys. They work until 11 P.M.” New Haven, CT. March 1909. Via Shorpy.
I think one of them is smoking a cigar!
A majorette at the 1940 Rose Parade via LA Times
Isn’t she cute as a button?