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#26 world war I nerd

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Posted 18 December 2014 - 11:21 PM

It looks as if this Doughboy has pinned a likeness of the 28th Division insignia onto his overseas cap.

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Posted 18 December 2014 - 11:22 PM

18th, 29th and 32nd Division pins

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Posted 18 December 2014 - 11:23 PM

33rd, 34th and 38th Division pins

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Posted 18 December 2014 - 11:27 PM

Some aviation related pins comprised of a 94th Aero Squadron pin placed below the aviator's wing worn by Captain Eddie Rickenbacker, and what I assume to be a pin in the form of an airplane prop placed above the wings worn by the pilot on the left. The inset shows a U.S. Navy Air Service roundel.

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Posted 18 December 2014 - 11:29 PM

Some more aero squadron pins representing the 20th Aero Squadron, the 94th Aero Squadron, and the 248th Aero Squadron.

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Posted 18 December 2014 - 11:31 PM

Even more aero squadron pins. This time the 93rd Aero Squadron and the 99th Aero Squadron.

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Posted 18 December 2014 - 11:33 PM

A few more aero squadron pins made up of the (clockwise from upper left) 95th Aero Squadron, 12th Aero Squadron, the Lafayette Escadrille, and another 94th Aero Squadron.

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Posted 18 December 2014 - 11:35 PM

YMCA pin, Friends of the Quakers pin, and a Red Cross pin.

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Posted 18 December 2014 - 11:37 PM

Miscellaneous pins comprised of a patriotic flag pin, gold star mother's pin, and a military order of the cootie pin.

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Posted 18 December 2014 - 11:41 PM

Discharge buttons in bronze for any soldier who was honorably discharged and in silver for all soldiers who were wounded or gassed in action.

 

Sandwiched between the bronze and silver discharge buttons is a non-regulation discharge pin showing what I assume to be a point up discharge stripe.

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Posted 18 December 2014 - 11:43 PM

This image from a period publication illustrates lapel buttons for a Distinguished Service Medal (left) and the Distinguished Service Cross (right).

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Posted 18 December 2014 - 11:44 PM

A pair of veterans pins surrounding an unusual artillery branch of service pin.

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Posted 18 December 2014 - 11:46 PM

Last one ... a pin depicting the likeness of a Native American Indian. The purpose or significance of which is unknown. Does anybody care to guess?

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Posted 19 December 2014 - 08:02 AM

Great collection of items! Thanks so much for posting all of these. I feel like this one should be pinned so others can easily reference.

 

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Posted 19 December 2014 - 12:59 PM

Excellent additions WWINerd!



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Posted 19 December 2014 - 01:12 PM

1919 ad for an unofficial world war veterans lapel button:

 

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Posted 19 December 2014 - 05:04 PM

A follow-up to post #12. It seems this is the source of contention in that other editorial:

 

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Posted 22 December 2014 - 11:22 PM

Here's a couple of pins that eluded me during my initial search for photos.

 

Another Red Cross pin and a curious Quartermaster Corps pin. Could the inverted triangle background shape represent an affiliation with the YMCA?

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Posted 02 January 2015 - 06:30 PM

Here are a few more WW I vintage lapel buttons/pins, from left to right: USMC Honorable Discharge, 5th Division pin on the overseas cap, and a 638th Pursuit Squadron pin..

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Posted 02 January 2015 - 09:05 PM

Last one ... a pin depicting the likeness of a Native American Indian. The purpose or significance of which is unknown. Does anybody care to guess?




Perhaps 2nd Division?

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Posted 08 May 2015 - 05:50 PM

I thought I'd add some additional images of WW I era pins and lapel buttons ...

 

Three discharge buttons - the first being in the form of a collar disc.

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Posted 08 May 2015 - 05:51 PM

A handful of 26th 'Yankee' Division lapel buttons.

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Posted 08 May 2015 - 05:55 PM

A hodgepodge of pins and buttons comprised of: from left to right, Women's War Relief Corps, an interesting machine gun branch of service pin, a Nebraska Red Cross (?) pin, and an enameled 42nd or 'Rainbow' Division insignia at the top.

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Posted 08 May 2015 - 05:57 PM

A couple of aviation related pins - an unknown aero squadron, and an aviation industry workers pin

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Posted 08 May 2015 - 05:58 PM

A trio of Salvation army pins and buttons.

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