BRASS SPIKES and HORSETAIL PLUMES: A History of U.S. Army Dress Helmets 1872-1904 by Gordon Chappell – SOLD

What were those odd-looking black helmets with spikes of plumes and brass decorations that appeared in historic photographs of American soldiers on parade

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Brass Spikes and Horsetail Plumes, A History of U.S. Army Dress Helmets 1872-1904, by Gordon Chappell.  Hardcover, 1997. 117 pps. The book is In very good condition, with some scuffing on the back cover. Spine is nice and tight.

“What were those odd-looking black helmets with spikes of plumes and brass decorations that appeared in historic photographs of American soldiers on parade or in portrait studios during the western Indian wars of of America’s Victorian Age?”…you’ll have to get the book to find out!

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