Discussion in 'Period Civil War Photos & Examinations' started by Private Watkins, Oct 29, 2016.
Il Duce.....always flamboyant.
Or Anywhere. Don't we have medals, with feathers, for this level of genius?
Probably not, but we have this instead (found on pinterest):
And as we are on hats and pinterest already (going pre-war of course) ...
Not to take a thing away from inventiveness and early uniforms but others got there first.
A medicine woman of the Nootka tribe
What is he holding? It could be a rifle with bayonet, but why is it so white?
I assume the first guy has some sort of drumstick and not a head-bopper for people who criticize his hat.
I have to say, that is a very handsome gentleman. Very dignified and pleasing to the eye
Very dapper indeed.
They marched off to war with banners flying, brass bands, frock coats, shining shoulder scales, and tall, stiff, Hardee hats, but it ended it with simple sack coats and shapeless slouch hats in the muddy trenches of Petersburg.
Just love, love, love the beard. I wish my husband could grow one like that, the Tactical Beard...oh the military beard, what a look. My husband is no fun, no fun at all
This is a fabulous thread with fabulous "covers". We need to bring some of these back to today's military. ISIS would be confused and afraid. I do think going through these posts, that this book comes in handy...
Now you did it. There's gonna be some hat envy around here now.
Although they do not wear feathers, one would have to work hard to beat Sikh headwear.
I just snorted from laughing. Good show.
This thread has just the right level of eccentricity I love in Victorian uniforms.
Imagine the size umbrella he needs!
Convertibles are probably not practical for Sikhs. Also motorcycles and jet skies would seem to pose problems as well.
37 posts and no 39th NY? I'm disappointed.
Needs more silly marches, tho. I wonder what Siegel's Corp would have looked like if caught on a film plate.
<- Not Siegel's Corps, just another Imperial German grunt pounding the parade square, circa 1914.
A few more pinterest finds.
Cpt. Cornelius C. Widdis, 150th PA Infantry, as bucktail example with a fashionable model stance.
No party without the nurses of the Sanitary Commission.
A couple of firemen.
And just to show that even silly hats could be progress - we have a not too comfortable iron hat from the English CW.
Is that an adjustable bar on the iron hat?
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