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  1. Really love that Boy Bugler photo of him in 1938 with (presumably) his son who himself looks like was serving in the army at the time. It's a bit of a mind warp when you think of soon-to-be WWII vets growing up in the 1930s hearing tales of the Civil War straight from the men who fought it. I remember reading one memoir from a WWII vet who recounted just that but was dismayed when most the local still-living Civil War vets were merely drummer and bugle boys! -Cody
  2. IMO SM Wholesale has the next best quality next to ATF for $100 less.
  3. For 29th ID in Normandy you would want "cap toe" service shoes. You cannot go wrong with ATF, which is the best overall quality out there, but I know $300 is a bit hefty. As an alternative you can look at SM Wholesale's service shoes for $200 which are high quality as well: https://www.smwholesaleusa.com/shop-footwear/wwii-us-1941-russet-low-boots-x8npg -Cody
  4. I agree that helmets look nice along with pocket books, maybe propped up on a little stands and various pieces of gear like canteens ect. You can even add one or two of those LED push lights on the underside of some/all of the shelves to give the look of a museum case.
  5. You could use that same stand but add one of the half-dome Styrofoam balls you find at craft stores and cover it with cloth. That way it's more like the top of a head.
  6. Man, this is one of the most eye appealing focused collections I've seen! The assortment of uniforms, jewelry and paper items is superb and I bet the hunt for such things is super thrilling. I collect a lot of similar stuff but with a focus toward the 34th ID. I actually have that same Italian made "1944" bracelet but the links are in a different order. No doubt a great souvenir for the dog face who fought in the MTO. Do you reenact too by chance or purely collect/put on displays? Cody
  7. Great resting pose on that mannequin, unlike lots of the stiff dummies out there! I especially like the attached helmet stand rather than a head which distracts less from the uniform/gear. Nice work!
  8. Agree with the floor radio! I put a Bluetooth speaker in the back of mine to play period radio performances/ads. I want to get the light working to really sell the effect.
  9. That mannequin is legit! Where is he from?
  10. I love the WWI set up, especially with the "US" displayed on the blanket! A Veteran's Day Ball at the Legion? What all does that entail? I'd like to bring up that idea to my Legion for next year!
  11. Great job! Plenty for the interested public to look at but not cluttered or unorganized.
  12. I like the Plexiglas cover for the footlocker. I did the same thing. Great for public displays with a little added security from curious fingers!
  13. I'd recommend the Overlord Museum inland from Omaha beach. http://www.overlordmuseum.com/en/
  14. Really cool how the beginning and end of the timeline are side by side. Really effective!
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