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Yardsale finds today, including an unknown cap?

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Hit up a local yardsale that advertised militaria. Was told there would be medals and helmets.

 

Helmet was Civil Defense, missing the liner. Medals were all modern (I collect earlier).

 

Still, I wasn't disappointing. A handful of garrison caps, an unknown cap, and a small paper/photo grouping.

 

First up, the unknown cap. Any ideas? Cap is felt (sadly, moth's had a field day), and has an Eagle snap on the top.

 

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Next up is an WWI EM overseas cap, with a French made Engineer insignia.

 

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Eric

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A nice selection of overseas caps from all services

 

USN Officer's cap w/Vanguard insignia

 

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WWII USMC cover, named on the interior (have not researched yet)

 

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Eric

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Two Army caps, circa 1950's - unsure of the piping (gold and blue)

 

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Eric

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Are you a militaria collector in PA, NJ or DE? If so, please feel free to join my "Delaware Valley Militaria Collectors" page on Facebook:

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Lastly, the small paper grouping. Again, un-researched.

 

The photos are what drew me to the group.

 

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Eric

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Are you a militaria collector in PA, NJ or DE? If so, please feel free to join my "Delaware Valley Militaria Collectors" page on Facebook:

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Nice finds! That first photograph is quite interesting. Looks like he was in photography possibly?

 

 

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Thanks, Dakota. I'm thinking he was too. That camera is massive, though!


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Gold & blue piping is for the chemical branch.


In memory of Dr. Leo P. Krall, USPHS
USS Uniontown (PF-65)

Interested in uniforms / groupings from Massachusetts and New England veterans

(particularly 26th "Yankee" Division), and original propaganda leaflets from WWI and WWII.

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Thanks, Dakota. I'm thinking he was too. That camera is massive, though!

 

Any ideas what that large of a camera would be used for? Full body portraits?

Kinda interested in the photograph with him next to the "BASE PHOTO" Never seen that sign before

 

 

D


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My guess would be thats an enlarger and it might be used for all kinds of photos maybe including air recon photos and maps?...just guessing....mike


Always looking for and buying 50's era 11th Airborne/ 187th ARCT/ 82nd Airborne tac mark painted jump helmets!



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It is a Gallery Camera and they were manufactured in some very large sizes as they were used primarily in the graphic arts for mapping, publishing and photograph enlargement. I was in military mapping and we had one in Ottawa that was manufactured in the early 1950s, it took a complete room and you walked in the back to mount huge sheets of film onto a vacuum board. Once the exposure was completed, this was computed by referencing exposure and setting books, you took the film and hand-developed it in large tanks. All of this technology became redundant in the early 1990s with the advent of drum scanners and digital mapping.

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Would the camera have been used to take identification photos of servicemen to be put in their records?


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-"F" Company, 142nd Infantry Regiment, 36th Infantry Division (Texas National Guard)

-413th Civil Affairs Battalion (USAR)

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Thanks, gentlemen.

 

Stephen, still trying to put an Id to that cap. Can't seem to find another like it, so I'm leaning towards one of kind, privately made.

 

Mcdermutt, I'll have to defer to Edstorey as he seems to be the subject matter expert on this device.


Eric

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Are you a militaria collector in PA, NJ or DE? If so, please feel free to join my "Delaware Valley Militaria Collectors" page on Facebook:

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Eric,

 

Have you tried posting pics of that first cap in the 19th century section here, or in one of the other sections?

 

Might get a lot more views from other members there, to help solve the mystery.


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I actually posted it in the uniform section. It has 96 views, and no responses.

 

http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/244957-unknown-army-cap/

 

I was thinking of sending it to Military Trader Magazine. They have a "Military Whatzit" section, where collectors can request an ID on an item. Ironically, that section is sponsored by USMF.

 

Do you think it's 1800's manufacture?


Eric

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The first cap looks like it may be Italian.


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Here's a thought on it too - you don't suppose that hat is some weird, bastardized WW1 era campaign hat which was modified for some odd purpose, like theater or something?


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