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    Indian Wars: United States Model 1887 Officer's Infantry White Summer Dress Pith Helmet. This cork helmet, more often seen in dark blue for dress uniforms, is covered in white cotton. Loosely patterned after the British Foreign Service helmet, this is an example of the helmet used by United States infantry officers in the summer months as an alternative to the official blue cloth version. These helmets were never officially sanctioned with the spike, helmet plate, and accoutrements, but that did not stop officers, primarily in the west and south from affixing them to the white helmet. When the Army dress regulations were changed in 1905, the use of these helmets was officially banned. Replacement hatband and modest soiling and staining to the interior, else very good.

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    December, 2009
    12th Saturday
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