Discussion in 'Period Civil War Photos & Examinations' started by Private Watkins, Oct 29, 2016.
The feathers are an extra fabulous touch.
Here's a question: Why the feathers? I wonder how that got started.
He just wanted a feather in his cap
In ceremonial dress, the biggest the hat, the biggest the status (thus the big hat expression.)
There has to be some naked birds laughing themselves silly upon see where their feathers were used.
New York State Military Museum photo
No one laughs at that dude, at least to his face.
This is possibly the greatest thread in the history of Civil War Talk.
National Rifles DC Militia. I have one of their epaulets in my collection.
Artillery spotters probably liked it.
He would be a good court jester, he already has the hat.
Now that's a dandy! They'd never see you coming.
The only problem with the feathers in his hat as it wasn't long before he was hanging upside down. Mussolini
Well one day this soldier walked into a bar with a chicken setting on top of his head...
Purty hats, indeed!!.....Uniforms and hats had some real class back "in the day"!
Yankee Doodle went to town
Riding on a pony
Great thread, @Private Watkins!
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