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Helmet

Object Number: 
1948.589
Date: 
1916
Medium: 
Steel, tin, leather
Dimensions: 
Overall: 11 1/2 x 11 1/4 x 8 in. ( 29.2 x 28.6 x 20.3 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: inside top of crown: "DAMASCHKE / 1916" embossed: on front insignia plate: "MIT GOTT FÜR / KOENIG / UND VATERLAND" (on banner)
Description: 
Blackened steel helmet with neck shield in back, narrow visor in front, and lantern-like spike on top; embossed tin insignia in the form of a crowned eagle with outstretched wings attached to front; black leather chin strap and light brown leather lining interior.
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession records, this helmet was acquired by General James Guthrie Harbord (1866-1947), Chief of Staff, A.E.F., U.S. Army, 1917-1918.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. James G. Harbord
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group