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WWI Comic Art African American Marine Corps Helmet
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A very clean Model 1917 combat helmet on which was painted a comic version of the U.S. Marine Corps eagle, globe and anchor, with the smiling head of an African American man in place of the globe. The helmet itself is quite clean and shows little use. The interior paper instruction tag remains present, and the impressed size of 6 7/8 is visible on the leather band across the dome. The full chin strap is present and, while the leather it s a bit dry, it is complete and intact. The exterior paint on the helmet is essentially entirely intact.