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Catalog Number 01870
Object Name Helmet
Collection L. Howell Lewis
Year Range from 1917
Year Range to 1941
Description WWI M-1917 US Army helmet. Outer surface is painted in a geometric pattern with different colors in an attempt at early camouflage. Chin strap is missing and liner is looser than normal.
Dimensions W-11.75 L-12.25 inches
Material leather, steel
Provenance With the reintroduction of steel helmets during WWI, the American army adopted the British MKI pattern as an expedient to quickly provide a helmet for its forces. The helmets, manufactured in the United States, were re-designated the M-1917 helmet. It was retained, with a modification to the liner pads in 1936, until it was replaced by the M-1 helmet in 1941.
Search Terms WWI
Headwear
US
Army
British
military
Category Military