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Posted 23 February 2019 - 10:29 AM

The third and fourth guys from the left are wearing some sort of double breasted, white duck cook's or waiter's coat.

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Posted 23 February 2019 - 10:31 AM

I'm guessing that this image of a 'squeeze box' playing infantryman and his pals dates to somewhere around 1911.

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Posted 23 February 2019 - 10:33 AM

A crossed rifles insignia appears to be stenciled on the front of the accordionist's campaign hat.

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Posted 23 February 2019 - 10:34 AM

Chow time somewhere in the Philippines in the early years of the 20th century.

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Posted 23 February 2019 - 10:35 AM

Close up of the men and their mess kits.

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Posted 23 February 2019 - 10:36 AM

Troop barracks or billet somewhere in France circa 1917 or 1918.

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Posted 23 February 2019 - 10:38 AM

A khaki clad U.S. Army infantryman some place tropical, judging by the vegetation, around 1907-ish.

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Posted 23 February 2019 - 10:40 AM

Close up of the early pin-back collar bras and the 1902 pattern Campaign Hat with folded brim.

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Posted 23 February 2019 - 10:43 AM

Finally a decent shot of the mysterious "E" Brassard that is thought to have been worn by "Embarkation" personnel. Here the brassards are worn by a pair of Corps of Engineer officers hanging out with two U.S. Navy officers at an unnamed French port in 1919.

 

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Posted 23 February 2019 - 10:44 AM

It sure would be nice if we could come up with some period information about the actual purpose of this white on blue "E" brassard.

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Posted 23 February 2019 - 10:52 AM

An interesting image of German POW's and their American Doughboy guard.

 

This is the first photo I've seen showing German prisoners wearing American service coats. Apparently AEF service coats that were still wearable, but unfit for reissue were dyed a bright emerald green color by the Quartermaster Corps Salvage Service and then issued to POW's who were in need of replacement clothing.

 

The Salvage Service also made replacement German style 'saucer caps' for POW out of the strips of olive drab woolen cloth that were trimmed from the ankle-length 1913 pattern Overcoats after the AEF had deemed that they were too long for trench warfare. I think that the kneeling POW is wearing one of the Salvage Service's OD replacement caps.

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Posted 23 February 2019 - 10:57 AM

Last photo ...

 

A closer look at the POW's wearing reworked/redyed AEF clothing.

 

Thanks for looking ...

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Posted 10 March 2019 - 04:13 AM

Army field kitchen circa 1904.

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Posted 10 March 2019 - 04:15 AM

Close up of the two wood cutting soldiers.

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Posted 10 March 2019 - 04:18 AM

US infantryman, possibly in Alaska, wearing 1902 or 1904 pattern muskrat fur mittens, circa 1908 to 1910.

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Posted 10 March 2019 - 04:20 AM

African American soldier, branch unknown, circa 1908 to 1910.

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Posted 10 March 2019 - 04:22 AM

U.S. Marine enlisted man wearing P1912 Khaki cotton service dress somewhere tropical, circa 1912 to 1817.

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Posted 10 March 2019 - 04:23 AM

Close up of the Marine and his khaki cover.

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Posted 10 March 2019 - 04:25 AM

A great shot of AEF prisoner guards and their German captives circa 1918.

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Posted 10 March 2019 - 04:31 AM

What's neat about the guards or men from a prisoner escort company is that they are all wearing oilskin hats.

 

Suits of oilskin clothing comprised or trousers, jackets and hats were sent to France by tens of thousands from the U.S. The oilskin garments hardly ever show up in period photos. To date, I've seen less than ten images showing AEF personnel wearing oilskin garments ... this being the only image (so far) showing the oilskin hat.

 

A "Stars and Stripes" newspaper article did mention that the commander of an unnamed AEF division habitually wore an oilskin hat while in the field with his men.

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Posted 10 March 2019 - 04:33 AM

Another cool thing about the POW photo is that some of the captives are wearing U.S. raincoats with the initials "PW" painted on them. It also look like a couple of the POWs are wearing overseas caps as well.

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Posted 10 March 2019 - 04:36 AM

A rare, albeit blurry, image of Friends of the Quakers (a Quaker charitable organization that was attached to the American Red Cross) workers on duty in France in 1918. Note that organization's star shaped insignia worn on the arm of the female volunteer and on the sign.

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Posted 10 March 2019 - 04:42 AM

Close up of the female Friends of the Quakers volunteer and the sign. It also looks like she may have a Friends of the Quakers pin on her cap.

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Posted 10 March 2019 - 04:44 AM

Post-Armistice photo of enlisted men from the 103rd Aero Squadron wearing 1st Army shoulder patches and French Croix de Guerre fourregeres.

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Posted 10 March 2019 - 04:45 AM

A closer look at a couple of the shoulder patches and fourregeres worn by the 103rd Aero Squadron men.

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