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#1 lakenormanusa

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Posted 31 March 2017 - 01:41 PM

I wanted to see if anyone can provide a time frame

for this Marine Corps photo. My guess pre WWI,

around 1900. Any thoughts would be appreciated!

 

Rick

 

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#2 SgtMaddoxUSMC

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Posted 31 March 2017 - 02:31 PM

I think 1900 is right on point for this photo but I will someone a little more knowledgeable answer definitively as I am away from my references right now..



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Posted 31 March 2017 - 03:42 PM

Span Am era for sure! Like the EGA!

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Posted 31 March 2017 - 05:59 PM



Span Am era for sure! Like the EGA!

 

Here is a larger photo of the hat & EGA.

 

Thanks!

 

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Posted 31 March 2017 - 06:07 PM

Hat dates it to pre 1904 and the rolled collar dates it to pre 1899. I have a tunic with the straight collar dated 1898 so that is the transition for the collar change specifically. Marines could have worn their rolled collar tunics after this change of course, so really the original 1900 guess is a real good one, give a year or two either way. Kevin

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Posted 31 March 2017 - 06:30 PM

Hat dates it to pre 1904 and the rolled collar dates it to pre 1899. I have a tunic with the straight collar dated 1898 so that is the transition for the collar change specifically. Marines could have worn their rolled collar tunics after this change of course, so really the original 1900 guess is a real good one, give a year or two either way. Kevin

 

Great information Kevin.

 

Thanks!




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