Posts tagged uniform
Posts tagged uniform
“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!
Prinz Oskar von preussen and his WONDERFUL pickelhaube.
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!
Imperial Prussian Pickelhaube for General of 1st Dragoon Guards
Man, those Germans sure knew how to make intimidating helmets!
Engraving is from 1796.
Description from that site:
Engraving of Pringle at the age of about 36 sitting in front of her hotel/tavern/house of prostitution in Bridgetown, capital of Barbados; man on left has elephantiasis. Rachel Pringle was born a slave around 1753, the daughter of an African woman and her master, a Scottish schoolmaster. In the 1770s, she became the first free woman of color to own a hotel-tavern (and house of prostitution) in Barbados; when she died in 1792, at the age of 38, she was a relatively wealthy woman. See Jerome S. Handler, Joseph Rachell and Rachael Pringle-Polgreen: Petty Entrepreneurs, in D.G. Sweet and G. B. Nash, eds., Struggle and Survival in Colonial America (Univ. of California Press, 1981), pp. 376-391. Slide of engraving, courtesy of the late Neville Connell, Director of the Barbados Museum.)
I saw this image of Pringle multiple times in the few weeks I was in Barbados. I love it.
What a fascinating image!
A Maltese standard bearer and a page holding a sword. Print made by F Zimelli, c 1790 (via British Museum)
know your top hat styles*
i rock a tilbury 24/7. just sayin’.
*from: the whole art of dress! by “a cavalry officer” (1830).
When war came, younger soldiers like these -Privates Raper, Crocket and Beckham - faced it with cheery confidence. How could the German Empire, an upstart of forty-three years’ standing, compare with their own, centuries old. Summer of 1914
Look at those guys! What charmers!
Uniform of the Continental Navy ca. 1776-1783 via The Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art
This outfit is so hot it makes me want to make out with the mannequin!
‘Masks like this one were worn by British crews in tanks during the First World War. The leather mask is shaped to fit around the eyes and nose and the chain mail was used to protect against splinters from explosions as the tank came under fire. Life inside these primitive vehicles would have been extremely uncomfortable as well as dangerous.’ ~ Protective face mask, United Kingdom, 1917-1918)
Via A London Salmagundi.
This is pretty creepy!
18th century Indian helmet via The Victoria & Albert Museum
Helmet ca. 1520-1525 via The Metropolitan Museum of Art