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#51 kiaiokalewa

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Posted 04 February 2018 - 05:16 PM

As requested 26th Division, 101st Engineer Regiment, Company F

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Posted 04 February 2018 - 05:18 PM

5th Division, 11th Infantry Regiment, Company I

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Posted 04 February 2018 - 05:19 PM

6th Division, 3rd Field Artillery, Headquarters Company

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 03:04 PM

Here is a strange one that came out of the rag mills years back.  No insignia left on it, but strange cut for an e.m.  

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 03:05 PM

One more



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Posted 13 February 2018 - 03:06 PM

The back of the tunic

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 03:08 PM

There was actually a worn out receipt in the pocket, and this jacket cost 31.50 back then.  

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 03:10 PM

Here is a chest close up

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 04:47 PM

It's certainly sharp looking. 31 1/2 bucks, that was a lot of scratch back then for a EM.



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Posted 14 February 2018 - 04:08 AM

Converted WW1 service coat..? Looks like it from here.....neat

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 10:44 AM

I thought that too, but the WW1 coats for enlisted didn't have chest pockets with pleats.  This seems more like an officer's cut.  Here is the Q.M. tag on it.

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 11:33 AM

Here is the receipt a little better made out.

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 12:55 PM

That almost looks like one made of the heavier wool normally used for overcoats. I have seen another one of these (and I think at least one other was posted), so in this case the receipt is interesting since the cost suggests more than a simple alteration. I have seen straight leg trousers made of this same heavy wool, which dated to that same time frame too. All I have seen have a QMC tag in them, and all look very well made as though they were more than one-offs or civilian conversions of overcoats. Interesting, would be nice to know the story.

 

For the record, "Standard Clothing House" was located at 6th & Nicollet in Minneapolis. You can just barely make that out on the receipt, but I have confirmed it shows up in the Minnesota newspapers from 1910-1940. I did not sort through the ads, but I think it was more of a clothing dealer than tailor. So it suggests that someone bought this already made, but by whom and when it was made is a mystery.




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