Military History

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Cat. # Name Description
1 1992.22.0010 Hat U. S. Navy. Khaki brown fabric with navy elastic hat band trim with gold band. Eagle, shield, anchor emblem attached to center front. Black bill. Leather sweatband. No label. WWII U.S. Naval Officer's hat.
2 1995.14.0023 Insignia, military U. S. Army. Circular, with raised letters, U. S. on front of pin. Letters are approximately 1/2' tall; threaded post on back with screw-on fastener to hold on to cap or jacket.
3 1989.43.0842 Insignia, military "U. S." Round.
4 2016-24-50D Hat US military garrison cap. Single metal eyelet on the left front side. Cotton sweat band stitched in on the inner brim. 2016-24-50D (Hat) image
5 00.70.0068 Bayonet Two parts. a. 1875 French bayonet. b. Bayonet case. 21" in length 00.70.0068 (Bayonet) image
6 1993.42.0010 Patch, military Two flintlock rifle patterns sewn to green piece of cloth.
7 00.34.1.4.0016 Insignia, military World War II. a. and b.
8 1971.41.0066 Button, military U. S. Army, with four holes and smooth surface.
9 1989.43.0889 Clasp Very sharp teeth.
10 1984.6.0227 Print, photographic Photograph of the damage done to a church in the aftermath of WWI. "CL 22" and "9" or illegible symbol, and "2228" handwritten in pencil on back of print. "L22" is handwritten in black ink on back of print. "FRENCH PICTORIAL SERVICE 220 WEST 42ND STREET, N.Y.: stamped in blue ink on back of print. Color: BK,WH 1984.6.0227 (Print, photographic) image
11 1989.43.0760 Insignia, military Gold, rectangular, dull and curved on the sides. a. - d. (within same bag)
12 00.34.1.6.0008 Bullet Hollowed bottom. Minie ball
13 1976.87.0006 Oilcan World War II; for M1 carbine and for Browning automatic rifle. in. d. Accessory strap to hold the chain. BackupEventLogA OpenBackupEventLogW OpenEventLogA OpenEventLogW OpenProcessToken OpenSCManagerA OpenSCManagerW OpenServi
14 1977.30.0004 Hat U. S. Navy flattopped. Dark blue wool. Outer black cloth headband bears the ship's name "U. S. S. SEATTLE" in gold lettering, and a bowed ribbon on the left side.
15 1992.22.0011 Protector, cap Single button hole each side of band with R. W. Reid stamped near on outside. NLHE stamped on inside front along hem.
16 1995.14.0024 Insignia, military U. S. Army Coast Guard. Two artillery shells crossing each other in the middle. Insignia is an artillery shell set in red. 2 screw-on clasps on back.
17 1989.43.0845 Button "City Imperial Volunteers"; South African war. Picture of two dragons.
18 00.70.0070 Bayonet U. S. Army tri-blade from the Civil War, ringed clasp bayonet; stamped on right side of neck (base of blade) with star shaped design "*", no other markings or dates are visible. 00.70.0070 (Bayonet) image
19 1993.42.0011 Patch, military Two flintlock rifle patterns sewn to green piece of cloth folded and sewn.
20 00.34.1.4.0017 Insignia For shoulder. b.
21 1971.41.0067 Button, military U. S. Army, with four holes and rim on top.
22 1989.43.0891a Patch, military Leather, rectangular, with a gold rectangle in the middle.
23 1984.6.0228 Print, photographic Photograph of two soldiers and an small aircraft. One man is standing beside the plane, and the other is sitting in the cockpit. The plane bears a symbol that looks like a 9 and 2 combined. "Aisne-Aviation Camp" handwritten on the back of the photograph in pencil. "S. 3273" and "8" handwritten in pencil on back of print. "FRENCH PICTORIAL SERVICE 220 WEST 42ND STREET, N.Y." stamped in blue ink on back of print. Color: BK,WH 1984.6.0228 (Print, photographic) image
24 1989.43.0761 Insignia, military Gold, rectangular, very shiny, with designs on the back.
25 00.34.1.6.0010 Metal fragment Bombshell fragment. Illegible label attached.
26 1977.47.0102 Bayonet Two parts. a. Bayonet; 1880. b. Case (scabbard), French Gras model; blued metal scabbard; belt loop on top back; throat stamped: "T-98173". French scrpt on spine translated, "Manufactured at the Armory at Tulle 1880." 1977.47.0102 (Bayonet) image
27 1992.22.0012 Protector, cap Single button hole each side of band with N. L. Hersey, NLHE. NLH stamped inside of band at back.
28 1995.14.0025 Insignia, military Army insignia bears the letters U. S. Two gold posts on back with two brass snap-on clasps.
29 00.34.1.2.0013a Buckle Confederate States of America Civil War Issue (1861-1865); rectangular copper plate; embossed, "C.S.A. " (Confederate States of America); 1/8" raised border on face; three prong back for attachment to leather belt; slightly curved 00.34.1.2.0013a (Buckle) image
30 1989.43.0846 Button Dark copper with an eagle on the front and it says "E Pluribus Unum".
31 1993.42.0012 Patch, military Insignia of 2nd lietenant; gold bar pattern sewn on to green piece of cloth folded and sewn.
32 00.34.1.4.0018 Insignia For shoulders. a; lieutenant. 2 pins.
33 1971.41.0069 Insignia, military Brass eagle clutching arrows and leaves upporting banner of "E PLURIBUS UNUM" and has a lip pin clasp. Worn on hat by U.S. Army officers.
34 1989.43.0893 Patch, military White eagle patch with a circle and a bomb in the middle. WWII U.S.A.F. Bombardier patch.
35 00.70.0109 Shell Two pieces. a. Shell, "US". b. Bullet shell, "U".
36 1984.6.0229 Print, photographic Black and white photograph of a French officer outside with a building, possibly a house in the background. "u" or "n", "3822", and "11" or "17" handwritten in pencil on back of print. "943" handwritten in blue crayon on back of print. "FRENCH PICTORIAL SERVICE 220 WEST 42ND STREET, N.Y." stamped in blue ink on back of print. Color: BK,WH 1984.6.0229 (Print, photographic) image
37 1989.43.0762 Insignia, military Used for the Air Force. Has bird wings and in the middle a propeller. On the back there are two points, one one each wing. a - d.
38 00.34.1.6.0011a Metal Bar Three parts. a. Metal bar. b. Bullet, round. c. Bullet, odd-shaped; teeth marks? plus two unnumbered fragments.
39 1995.14.0026 Insignia, military U. S. Army captain's bars. Two silver rectangular bars approximately 1" in length; both bars are connected with small silver bars running across the middle. Pin back used to put insignia on hat or clothing. Color: SL
40 1971.41.0019 Puttee U. S. Army, Heel strap and buckle, brass fittings. a. Right leg. b. Left leg.
41 1989.43.0848 Pin From the Spanish-American War. Flag with two white stripes and one star. Long point on the back. 1989.43.0848 (Pin) image
42 00.70.0072a Bullet Six pieces a-f ( d is missing) No. 24-8 Bullets and Grapeshot Found: Port Hudson Presented by: M.F. Arey
43 1993.42.0013 Loop, shoulder Green and red cord braided with gold colored toggle.
44 00.34.1.5.0001 Canteen Ribbed metal body; metal loop on sides & bottom to secure carrying strap; gray-green paint; neck & stopper missing from top opening; frayed rope on side loop; no markings or stamps. 00.34.1.5.0001 (Canteen) image
45 1971.41.0071 Insignia, military U. S. Army captain. Nickel plated double bar. b. c. and d. b. Back pin gone. c. Copper or bronze plated. d. Back pin gone. (attached together)
46 1989.43.0894a Patch, military Navy blue felt patch with yellow bird wings over a white star with a red circle in the middle of the star. a - i.
47 00.70.75.0001 Bullet None
48 1984.6.0230 Print, photographic Black and white photograph of two men speaking, presumably a French soldier and an American soldier, on a dock. There are two men in the background. Some handwritten, illegible text is visible on the lower right corner of the image, perhaps written on the original film or on the print during developing with a chemical. On the back of the print, "Geril Seibert who accompanied the troops to France at a French dock" is handwritten in pencil. This sentence is also crossed out in pencil. Two more words are written in pencil, perhaps a signature, but are illegible. "3372" is handwritten in blue crayon on the back of the print. "FRENCH PICTORIAL SERVICE 220 WEST 42ND STREET, N.Y." and "PLEASE CREDIT FRENCH-OFFICIAL FROM PICTORIAL PRESS, N.Y." are stamped in blue ink on back of the print. This print was double exposed, either when shooting the film or in the darkroom. A faint image of men (soldiers?) in front of a train is visible in the white space of the dock image. 1984.6.0230 (Print, photographic) image
49 00.34.1.7.0003 Tintype Image is surrounded by a small gold frame. Turning black with age. 00.34.1.7.0003 (Tintype) image
50 1977.60.0004 Bracelet M I A (Missing in Action) bracelet, from the Vietnam war.
51 1992.29.0002 Knapsack Used in Operation Desert Storm. US.
52 1995.14.0027 Insignia, military U. S. Army captain's bars. Two silver rectangular bars approximately 1" in length; both bars are connected with small silver bars running across the middle. Pin back used to put insignia on hat or clothing.
53 00.34.1.2.0018 Belt U. S. Army issue of Spanish American War, 1898. Buckle serial no 695. a. Buckle. b. Leather belt.
54 1989.43.0849 Insignia, military Round pin with 2 rifles crossing.
55 00.70.0073 Horn, powder Cow horn; hand carved spout; wooden base, small hole in center; base inscribed, "AC Willard W___".
56 1993.42.0014 Print, photographic Black and white photograph of Medal of Honor, laid out in a display case of some sort. A ribbon and a pin sit above the medal in the v of the medal ribbon. A plaque sits below the medal with the words " MEDAL OF HONOR 2LT Robert J Hibbs Presented to Mr. and Mrs. Walter E. Hibbs 26 January 1967". Print has a white border. Medal of honor presented to Mr. and Mrs. Walter E. Hibbs on January 26, 1967, bestowed on Robert J. Hibbs. Robert J. Hibbs joined the Army from Des Moines and served as a second lieutenant in Company B, 2nd Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division. He earned his commission from the ROTC program at the University of Northern Iowa. 1993.42.0014 (Print, photographic) image
57 00.70.0051b leather trim b. Leather trim from dress sword 00.70.0051b (leather trim) image
58 00.34.1.5.0002 Canteen Smooth tin body; only one side loop remains; bare metal; large hole at top possibly from a bullet; badly dented; no markings or stamps. Top portion of canteen missing. 00.34.1.5.0002 (Canteen) image
59 1971.41.0073 Ribbon, campaign White and tan with blue and red stripes at each end; pin back.
60 1989.43.0896 Box, tackle Was used for fishing equipment for an emergency; includes instructions for military use.
61 00.70.75.0002 Bullet None
62 1984.6.0231 Print, photographic Black and white photograph depicting a landscape of buildings sitting outside a stone fort wall. A large fortification tower is partially visible to the left. A second stone wall protects the houses built along the lower part of the hill. "1802" was written in the top left of the image during the developing process. Illegible text in lower right of image possibly reads " 86v8" (mirrored?), handwritten during developing process. "Saloniki: View of Northern front" is written on the back of the print in pencil. Possibly meant Solonika, Greece. "FRENCH PICTORIAL SERVICE 220 WEST 42ND STREET, N.Y." stamped in blue ink on back of print. "V1802 g" handwritten in pencil on back of print. World War I. 1984.6.0231 (Print, photographic) image
63 1989.43.0764 Buckle "USA". Little hook in the back.
64 00.34.1.7.0011 Hardtrack "Hardtack from Fort Randall." 4.5"x 4.5" square. 00.34.1.7.0011 (Hardtrack) image
65 00.34.1.7.0012 Corkscrew Mechanical type of World War II era; threaded steel screw, nickel plated with "T" handle; winged adjustment on threaded shaft; aluminum frame.
66 1978.23.0001a Bayonet a. Bayonet 1978.23.0001a (Bayonet) image
67 1992.29.0008 Button, campaign "Operation Desert Storm 1991, Support Our Troops". Flag in center.
68 1995.14.0028 Insignia, military U. S. Army 1st lieutenant bar. Rectangular, smooth in middle. Beveled on all sides. Pin closure on back. Color: GD
69 00.34.1.2.0019 Helmet German World War I. Infantry helmet. Gray green, painted finish with side bolts. White leather liner, no chinstrap. Stamped on inside "B1 777, d5166". Padding fitted into pockets surround headline of helmet.
70 1989.43.0851 Button Eagle on the front and in the middle, "D".
71 00.70.0074 Shot, case None
72 1993.42.8.0001 Insignia, military Two flintlock rifles crossed with two brass pin backings on back.
73 1978.23.0002b Bayonet b. Arisaka bayonet scabbard, metal. c. Arisaka leather frog belt hanger for attaching scabbard and bayonet to belt, brass buckle and leather strap.
74 00.34.1.5.0005 Drumstick Tapered walnut sticks, tipped ends; brass hanger, twin tubular holders mounted on brass plate, tri-hook mount on reverse. a. Brass hanger. b. and c. Drum stick. 00.34.1.5.0005 (Drumstick) image
75 1971.41.0074 Pin U. S. Army 133 Infantry lapel button, brass, with screw back and marked "U. S., Iowa, 133"; white and with red and blue stripes.
76 1989.43.0897 Tag, identification "A/C Robert T. Bragg" Blue circle with gold wings and a white star with a red circle in the middle.
77 00.70.75.0003 Bullet Distorted.
78 1984.6.0232 Print, photographic Black and white photograph depicts the Swiss Army camped out in the shadow of a rocky hill. Stone huts are visible to the left of the image. A board bridge crosses a wide stream that flows from the back to the front of the image. Four soldiers are visible. "FRENCH PICTORIAL SERVICE 220 WEST 42ND STREET, N.Y." stamped in blue ink on back of print. "K6042 g" handwritten in pencil on back of print. World War I. 1984.6.0232 (Print, photographic) image
79 1989.43.0766 Bullet Twenty-eight bullets from the battlefield at Kenesaw Mt., Georgia. 19 3 ring minnie balls excluding one strange shaped. 3 cleaning rounds. 1 Rovsible Carliene round and 5 deformed. June 27, 1864. a. - ab;
80 00.34.1.7.0013 Corkscrew World War II era; spiraled steel screw; shaped hardwood handle, "T" shape; metal rivet or pin in handle side; basic corkscrew used in opening wine bottles or other cork sealed containers.
81 1978.23.0002a Bayonet Three parts. a. Wooden handles, steel blade, curved hand guard and pommel, serial number "I25462". Symbol stamped on blade.
82 1992.29.1.0001 Belt, ammunition Has two pouches and in one pouch there is a water bottle. Color: KH
83 1995.14.0029 Insignia, military U. S. Army 2nd lieutenant bar. Rectangular, smooth in middle with sides beveled all around. Pin closure on back.
84 00.34.1.2.0020 Helmet German World War I, 1914-1918. Green painted metal, side bolts; black leather liner, no chinstrap; serial number stamped on interior "P.L. 88, & N. J. 62".
85 1989.43.0854 Pin "Spanish Regulars Infantry". Has a star and "US" in the middle.
86 00.70.0076 Bullet Small lead musket ball with a dep gouge on one side. Color: GY Bullet from old Fort Garney, now Winnipeg Presented by: Hoffman
87 1993.42.8.0002 Insignia, military Two flintlock rifles crossed with two brass pin backings on back.
88 00.70.0065b Sword French gras model; polished steel blade; walnut wood grips; hooked metal handguard; brass pommel; blade stamped, "M, French inscription, 1875"; guard stamped, "g - 1722, M"; pommel stamped, "24". Both sword and sheath are labeled "b".  Note: Discovered a second identical sword on 4/13/2015. The sword and sheaths of both had been switched (I was able to ID this by the serial number stampings) I switched the blades back but also noticed that both blades had been given the 00.70.0065 number at different times. This needs to be researched and fixed (For now, this number will include two swords) Nathan Arndt 4/13/2015
89 00.34.1.5.0006 Box, cartridge Full exterior front flap; rear belt loops; interior flap pouch, with strap; large interior compartment, divided tin cartridge trays capable of holding forty (40) bullets. 00.34.1.5.0006 (Box, cartridge) image
90 1971.41.0078 Pin U. S. Army lapel; brass, with "U.S." with straight pin back,
91 00.70.90.0001 Bullet None
92 1984.6.0233 Print, photographic Black and white photograph of damage to the Grand Hotel Du Lion D'Or. There is some damage to the roof and to the right of the doorway, exposing the rock beneath. "FRENCH PICTORIAL SERVICE 220 WEST 42ND STREET, N.Y." stamped in blue ink on back of print. "y 2373 U" handwritten in pencil on back of print. World War 1. Color: BK,WH 1984.6.0233 (Print, photographic) image
93 00.34.1.7.0014 Knife World War II period; double edged curved steel blade, razor sharp; hardwood handle; steel rivets; for use as a tool not a weapon.
94 1992.29.1.0002 Bottle For water.
95 1995.14.0030 Insignia, military U. S. Army 2nd lieutenant bar. Rectangular; smooth in middle with sides beveled all around. Pin closure.
96 00.34.1.2.0021 Helmet German World War I, 1914-1918. Camouflaged painted metal (handpainted), with side bolts. No chinstrap, liner in poor condition; serial number stamped on interior "RW 76" & "ET64".
97 1989.43.0856 Pin, political "America First Association". Back says "1917".
98 00.70.0064b Bayonet, sheath b. Sheath. French La Belle bayonet.
99 00.34.1.5.0007 Pouch, shot Full exterior front flap; metal knob on bottom for securing flap, strap broken; rear leather belt loops; interior flap, cushion fiber material attached; interior compartment to contain rifle or musket caps. Leather is quite worn. 00.34.1.5.0007 (Pouch, shot) image
100 1989.43.0901 Whistle With a keychain on one side and has a picture of an eagle and a shield on it. Used by the military.
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