Purple piped MTO officer’s cap identified to
This Motor Transport Corps officer’s overseas cap was most likely made in France during WWI for the identified “Lieut. G.F. Bamford.”
American troops arriving in France and England in WWI came wearing either visor caps for service dress or the well known “Montana Peak” campaign hat. Service in the war soon made the wide brimmed campaign hat a bit unruly to wear, and the AEF soon adopted the European side or overseas cap. AEF regulations issued orders to the various colors to be worn by officers on their caps, and as for the MTC, the color purple was used.
The cap is made of OD wool, lined in gold satin, and as stated, piped in purple wool. This cap lacks rank insignia which was worn about 1 inch from the fore, or there about depending on the rake of the fold back.
I have not researched Bamford. Condition is excellent.
USPS First Class Mail $5.00