Category: uniform

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Native Officers of Ambala, 1850s

Here is a very similar double breasted padded jacket from the National Army Museum, which they say is associated with 9th (Queen’s Royal) Lancers, circa 1880.

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Victorian and Boer War Era Medical Corps Uniforms and Accouterments

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British Diplomatic Uniform and Sword

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World War I British Officer’s Tunic and Sam Browne Belt with Attachments

And a Pattern 1897 Infantry Officer’s Sword, the hilt decorated with the GRV cypher for George V.

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A British Pattern 1845 Infantry Officer’s Sword with tunic, Sam Browne belt, and holster.

British Pattern 1821 Artillery Officer’s Sword of the 1st Elgin Artillery Volunteers, 19th century

The single fuller etched with foliate designs and ‘1st Elgin Artillery Volunteers’, the opposite side etched with a flaming grenade and artillery piece, etched to the recasso ’S. Hobson & Son Artillery Place Woolwich’, contained in its metal scabbard with twin suspender rings, together with an Officer’s blue cloth helmet of the Artillery Volunteers, the blue cloth skull with white metal fittings including fluted spike finial on cross base, QC regimental helmet plate, rose bosses, chin chain, leather liner, with makers label for ‘Gardiner & Co, Contractors, Argyll Street, Glasgow’, contained within its tin hat box.

Eton College Volunteer Rifle Corps Cadet’s Shako and Later Pattern Helmet, c.1860-1908

The grey cloth covered low crowned shako embellished with three lines of braiding and similar piping around the crown, black patent leather horizontal peak and white metal badge being a strung bugle horn over script letters ‘EVRC’, buff leather sweat band and lining with period inscription ‘W.Anstruther Thomson E.V.R.C. 1874’. The grey cloth 1878 pattern helmet with all white metal fittings, two lines of braiding, correct pattern white metal fittings including spike and quadrant, frontal badge as before, brown leather sweat band and green baize lined peaks.

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American uniforms from the Civil War era are just reskins of French uniforms, change my mind.

Is this a controversial take?

No, just wrong.

You ever heard of the Zouaves?

Since when are exceptions the rule?

Where do you think the kepi came from?

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Yeah but all military uniforms (from a certain period) kinda look alike

That’s not entirely true. There’s a reason why Ivan was focusing on zouaves and kepis, and it’s because although most European powers had superficially similar uniforms, there are a few telltale elements that will tell you their country of origin without a doubt.
Likewise after the Franco-Prussian war the US army had dress uniforms looking suspiciously German in their features.

Single breasted jackets with a higher hemline, silly helmets ? Hmmmm…

We (Americans) copied French swords, too. Here are a few examples…

French Mle. 1822 Cavalry Sword:

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US M1860 Cavalry Sword:

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French Mle. 1845 Infantry Officer’s Sword:

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US M1850 Foot Officer’s Sword:

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French Mle. 1829 Light Artillery Sword:

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US M1840 Light Artillery Sword:

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French Mle. 1833 Naval Cutlass:

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US M1860 Naval Cutlass:

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French Mle. 1837 Infantry Officer’s Epee:

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US M1860 Staff and Field Officer’s Sword:

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(most images from OldSwords.com and Bonhams.com)

Pith helmets for the men serving in India

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Pith helmets for the men serving in India by caro-jon-son

Trying to think of something pithy to say…

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Bengal Irregular Cavalry Uniform, 19th Century

With Pattern 1821 Light Cavalry Officer’s Sword.