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Image of Patch, Textile - 2017.053.22

Patch, Textile - 2017.053.22

Yellow, red, and blue cloth shoulder patch of the U.S. 32nd Infantry Division.

Record Type: Object

Image of Photograph - 1982.044.12

Photograph - 1982.044.12

Black and white color enhanced full length photograph of Elmer Thiel.

Record Type: Photo

Image of Puttee - 1981.016.01

Puttee - 1981.016.01

One pair of WWI Army leg guards/puttees, leather, adjustable, probably worn by cavalry. Two sets of buckles: one has a strap that wraps around the mid-calf and the ankle, the other has a strap that closes at the top of the shin. Indented stamp on both leg guards reads "Wyeth H&M Co. St. Joseph MO".

Record Type: Object

Image of Suit, Sailor - 1989.047.01

Suit, Sailor - 1989.047.01

WWI white sailor suit from the U.S. Navy (also known as an Underdress White Service Uniform or "work whites"). Jumper is an off-white/ivory color, has one left breast pocket, has a v-neck with a strap below to hold a neck scarf, and has a sailor's collar that hangs down the back. The area where the neck tag should be has the initials "DAB" printed. The bottom of the jumper on the inside also has the name "D. A. Bensend" stamped on it.

Record Type: Object

Image of Suit, Sailor - 1989.047.02

Suit, Sailor - 1989.047.02

WWI white sailor suit from the U.S. Navy (also known as an Underdress White Service Uniform or "work whites"). Trousers are an off-white/ivory color, flare out towards the bottom, there are 2 front pockets, the fly buttons closed with 6 ivory bone buttons, and the back of the trousers has an opening that laces up from the tailbone to the waistband.

Record Type: Object

Image of Trunk - 2017.053.44

Trunk - 2017.053.44

Refurbished trunk. Olive green trunk with black trim and gold accents, brown leather handles, striped, paper interior, shelf inside with three compartments, originally belonged to Richard Thornton--name stenciled on side, contained artifacts from WWI and WWII military personnel, namely Richard, his brother Francis, and son James.

Record Type: Object

Image of Uniform, Military - 1926.019.01

Uniform, Military - 1926.019.01

WWI campaign hat. Hat would be part of the "doughboy" uniform. Khaki colored. Flat wide brim. Has leather chin strap, grosgrain band around the brim.

Record Type: Object

Image of Uniform, Military - 1983.016.01

Uniform, Military - 1983.016.01

World War I Company M main militia uniform jacket, olive drab wool, two shoulder flaps with buttons, 4 front pockets (2 breast pockets have pleats in them), jacket closes with 4 buttons, all buttons are dark metal and have the Wisconsin seal stamped on them, the sleeves of the jacket each have a brown braid band around the wrist. The inside of the jacket is lined with shiny brown cotton twill, there are two inside pockets on the left side, there i ...

Record Type: Object

Image of Uniform, Military - 1986.067.01

Uniform, Military - 1986.067.01

WWI U.S. Army Nurse Corps wool uniform coat. Part of two piece uniform paired with skirt, (1986.067.15). Originally blue but faded to dark brown/purple color. Long coat with belt and buttons on belt. Two breast pockets and two hip pockets. All pockets have flaps and buttons. Lined with black silk and weighted in front corners of lining. Pins on either side of collar read "U.S." and "ANC" over medical emblem, respectively. Other pins on left b ...

Record Type: Object

Image of Uniform, Military - 1986.067.15

Uniform, Military - 1986.067.15

WWI U.S. Army Nurse Corps long wool uniform skirt. Part of two piece uniform paired with coat, (1986.067.01). Originally blue but faded to dark brown/purple color. Two hip pockets with flaps and buttons. Unlined, with snap closures along left side.

Record Type: Object

Image of Uniform, Military - 1987.051.022

Uniform, Military - 1987.051.022

WWI uniform jacket, olive drab cotton, 4 pockets with buttons that display the U.S. seal. 5 center buttons also with the U.S. seal, and one button on the right side of the collar with the word "US" stamped on it. Jacket has shoulder flaps with buttons that have the U.S. seal. Inside collar has the word "Hale" written in ink, as well as a tag that reads "By the House of Kuppenheimer".

Record Type: Object

Image of Uniform, Military - 1987.051.120

Uniform, Military - 1987.051.120

WWI uniform trousers, olive drab cotton, jodhpur style, 2 front pockets that button closed (right pocket has a smaller pocket inside), 2 back pockets with flaps that button closed, fly buttons closed with 5 buttons, trousers button closed along the outside of each calf with 8 small buttons, patch of same olive drab cotton fabric covers part of the thigh and the kneecap, trousers have straps on the sides of the waist to adjust the size, the inside ...

Record Type: Object

Image of Uniform, Military - 2016.fic.073

Uniform, Military - 2016.fic.073

WWI Red Cross doctor's uniform jacket, army green, 4 front pockets, five buttons down the front, stiff collar with buttons that read "U.S." on both sides, as well as buttons that depict a cadecus with a red cross inside. Buttons on pockets, center closing, and shoulders are imprinted with the U.S. seal. There are three navy blue bars on each sleeve as well as a brown band around the wrist. There is an inside pocket on both the right and the left s ...

Record Type: Object

Image of Uniform, Military - 2016.fic.074

Uniform, Military - 2016.fic.074

WWI Red Cross doctor's uniform pants, jodhpur style, army green, 2 front pockets and 1 small front pocket at the waist, 2 back pockets that button, pants lace closed from knee to ankle along the outside of the calf (with brown laces), belt loops along the waist, pants button closed at the front center with 4 buttons. Buttons that close the pants and that are on the pockets are army green plastic and have the words "MacDougal & Co. Paris" written i ...

Record Type: Object

Image of Uniform, Military - 2016.fic.075

Uniform, Military - 2016.fic.075

WWI Red Cross doctor's uniform jacket, olive green, 4 front pockets with buttons, 5 center buttons that close the jacket, 3 hooks at the neck that close the collar, each shoulder has a shoulder strap fastened with a button, all buttons on the jacket are black and imprinted with the U.S. seal, each sleeve has three navy blue bars and a brown band around the wrist. An inside tag at the neck reads "The Armstrong Uniforms Chicago" and has a picture of ...

Record Type: Object

Image of Uniform, Military - 2016.fic.076

Uniform, Military - 2016.fic.076

WWI Red Cross doctor's uniform pants, olive green, jodhpur style, 2 front pockets that button closed (the right pocket has another smaller pocket inside of it), pants button closed with 8 buttons along the outside of the calf, two back pockets that button closed, pants button closed at front center with 4 black plastic buttons and 1 brown plastic button, belt loops along the waistband, pants have a panel on each leg covering the front of the thigh ...

Record Type: Object

Image of Uniform, Military - 2016.fic.092

Uniform, Military - 2016.fic.092

WWI (possibly aviation) hat with ear flaps, olive green, made from cotton duck fabric on the outside, lined with dark green wool on the inside, ear flaps have strings that tie under the chin. The inside label has the words "New York Depot, John P. Haplon, Size 7 3/8 I. Pachner & Son, Inc. Contract No. 1351. Oct. 13, 1917" printed in ink, as well as the handwritten words "A M Hill 1st Lieutenant, 121 Machine Gun Battalion."

Record Type: Object

Image of Uniform, Occupational - 1991.013.01

Uniform, Occupational - 1991.013.01

World War I La Crosse Red Cross nurse's uniform worn by Ann Kenyon. Uniform is white with a center back closure of 3 buttons. There are 2 pockets at the waist and a small breast pocket. The top center has a small patch with a red cross and "La Crosse" embroidered.

Record Type: Object