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New shako for the infantry.

Image ID: 824589

New shako for the infantry. (1860)

Image Details

Image Title

:  New shako for the infantry.

Published Date

: 1860

Specific Material Type

: Prints

Item Physical Description

: 1 print : b&w ; 19 x 9 cm. (7 1/2 x 3 1/2 in.)


: Written on mount: "Oct. 27, 1860" Printed on border: "The authorities at the Horse Guards have decided on discontinuing the ugly and cumbersome shako worn in the army, and substituting in place of it a headdress of a much lighter and somewhat more ornamental character, not unlike the large-peaked forage-caps worn by several of the volunteer rifle corps, though the crown is somewhat higher. The weight of the cap is much less than that of the ....
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Original Source

: From The Illustrated London news. ([London] [ The Illustrated London News & Sketch Ltd.] 1842-) .


: Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection / Hats -- military

Source Description

: 1 folder (16 pictures)


: Mid-Manhattan Library / Picture Collection

Catalog Call Number


Digital ID

: 824589

Record ID

: 715391

Digital Item Published

: 10-27-2005; updated 3-25-2011

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