On View
Military History Gallery
Exhibition
Double Victory: The African American Military Experience
Manufactured by
Unidentified
Worn by
Robinson, Peter L. Sr., American, 1892 - 1979
Subject of
92d Infantry Division, American, 1917 - 1945
Date
ca. 1917
Medium
steel, leather, burlap, string and net
Dimensions
H x W: 5 x 11 1/2 x 12 in. (12.7 x 29.2 x 30.5 cm)
Description
Steel helmet with leather chin strap and headband. The exterior circumference of the headband fits inside of the helmet and is made of leather. There are slits every inch, in which cylindrical beads are inserted. The top portion is lined with a white burlap material and netting. The interior is lined with a shiny black fabric.
Classification
Clothing-Historical
Type
helmets
Topic
Clothing and dress
Military
World War I
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Peter L. Robinson, Jr. and Marie Robinson Johnson
Object number
2010.18.3ab
Restrictions & Rights
Public domain
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5cfbb5ffd-5194-4109-8e31-5f9c33c02d20

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