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Object Name Puttee
Catalog Number 1981.016.01
Description 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".
Other Name Leg Guard
Collection LCHS Military Collection
Date c. 1918
Event World War I
Dimensions L-12 inches
Length (in) 12
Search Terms World War I
Uniform
Military