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Started by patches , May 05 2015 09:16 AM

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#1 patches

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Posted 05 May 2015 - 09:16 AM

Isn't this a cool foto!

 

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One Mary Jo Richerson of Elizabethtown Kentucky, poses for a Ft Knox public relations photo by the Army Signal Corps, Richerson was a civilian stenographer on the post when she was asked to pose for this in July 1940. I guess the Army wanted some publicity for Knox as the new home of the Army's Armored Force which was official established at this time. Richerson remained at Knox the whole war, and actually got married there at the post chapel in 1946 to a returning Inf officer James A. Jones.



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Posted 07 May 2015 - 09:14 AM

Great helmet, an (oh my) she is touching a gun!!



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Posted 08 May 2015 - 04:50 PM

Hubba Hubba!........... :) .........mike



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Posted 25 September 2017 - 06:32 PM

How bout a Bump Up for this one for your viewing pleasure :D



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Posted 29 September 2017 - 05:37 AM

Patches, this is a great photo thanks for sharing! Do you have the original? 



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Posted 29 September 2017 - 08:24 AM

Patches, this is a great photo thanks for sharing! Do you have the original? 

Nope, it's in a book I got.



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Posted 29 September 2017 - 05:48 PM

Nice! I've been looking for images from the birth of the Armored School at Fort Knox. Thanks for posting.

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Posted 30 September 2017 - 09:40 AM

I like this conception of "public relation" Lol

 

Great pic!

Thanks



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Posted 30 September 2017 - 04:11 PM

You know I'm intrigued at the helmet she's wearing, plastic, light weight metal? certainty a novelty/kiddie sort of thing. any input on that? like maybe a item sold somewhere at a store on the post (PX) or maybe a off post 5 and 10?



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Posted 12 November 2017 - 01:35 PM

Patches,

Great photo! I may very well have the style of helmet she is wearing (without Fort Knox artwork). This is kids tin helmet I figure late 30s/early 40s vintage. It is 9-1/2" in diameter. My guess is it was sold with a cloth chin strap as there are "hoops" in the rim for attaching one.

 

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Posted 12 November 2017 - 01:37 PM

Inside view.

 

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Posted 12 November 2017 - 03:24 PM

Nice Photo, Does anyone know what it says in the triangle?



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Posted 12 November 2017 - 03:42 PM

Nice Photo, Does anyone know what it says in the triangle?

 

I'm pretty sure it says Fort Knox Kentucky.

 

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Posted 12 November 2017 - 04:16 PM

Inside view.

 

Tanks Alpha 1 5. That could very well be it, or a the very least one like it, that's assuming there were a few makers of this type, and may vary form maker to maker.

 

By the way, what sort of a liner if at all do you think it had?


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Posted 12 November 2017 - 04:21 PM

Nice Photo, Does anyone know what it says in the triangle?

Beieve you mean the small black wording directly under the triangle, Hunt thought the the legend around it I'm gathering, which as we see does say what Hunt said  :).

 

So lets see, I just saved it to my documents to make use of the ZOOM feature, and it says ARMORED FORCE.



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Posted 12 November 2017 - 08:29 PM

Thanks Patches, That is what I asking about. I tried to enlarge it here and it was to fuzzy.



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Posted 14 November 2017 - 04:03 PM

Patches,

To try and answer your question as for a liner in my kiddies tin helmet. If it ever had a "liner" I suspect it may have had a stuffed cloth pad glued into the inside top. But this is pure speculation on my part. Should anyone else have a similar piece please post so we all might learn something new. Collecting U.S. Military toys from the 30s/40s/50s was another of my once upon a time interest.

All the best,

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 05:21 PM

Patches,

To try and answer your question as for a liner in my kiddies tin helmet. If it ever had a "liner" I suspect it may have had a stuffed cloth pad glued into the inside top. But this is pure speculation on my part. Should anyone else have a similar piece please post so we all might learn something new. Collecting U.S. Military toys from the 30s/40s/50s was another of my once upon a time interest.

All the best,

Mike 

Yeah that's probably what it was, we're seeing that big blemish there inside the dome, probably had a cloth chin strap or maybe a leatherette one.




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