Pith Helmet

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

1920-1930

GUSN

GUSN-54642

Description

White, painted felt pith helmet with white chin strap. Small "dome" over ventilation hole on top. Brim has tan leather trim. Linen and red satin and leather linings. The white color is shoe polish.

Details

Descriptive Terms

topees
headgear
leather
stitching
machine-made
wool (textile)
armed forces
tropical climate
HelmetHelmet, PithMen's clothing
Leather
Hand Stitched
Military
Tropical
Helmet, Pith

Inscription

1) Handwritten in ink on lining: ""MAJOR ELDREDGE"" 2) Embossed with silver lettering: ""THE M.C. LILLEY & CO. MANUFACTURERS, COLUMBUS, OHIO."" The same words appear on the brass/gilt ring at dome.

Additional Identification Number

1947.352A

Maker

M. C. Lilley & Co. (Manufacturer)

Location of Origin

Columbus, OH, USA

Object Type

Clothing; Headwear

Dimensions

7.125 (H) (inches)

Accession Number

1947.352A

Places

Ohio (United States)