Model 1881 Indian Scouts dress helmet as authorized by Army regulations. The dark blue felt Cavalry pattern helmet has a leather chinstrap. It attaches by two brass side buttons embossed with the Indian Scout crossed arrow insignia, cast brass Army Eagle and Shield insignia with applied, white medal, Indian Scout, crossed arrow insignia, brass top piece, plume socket, and brass wings to secure the helmet cords. The helmet has the distinctive Indian Scout white and scarlet horse hair plume and helmet cords. The helmet is edged in patent leather and has a russet leather sweatband. Scarce and important.
Indian War Period. Cavalry shako by Raymond and Whitlock; eagle on front, cannons on sides; an oak leaf spike with red horse hair parade plume; red officer's braided cords. Indian War. Felt spiked cavalry helmet; placket with eagle with banner in his beak that reads "E pluribus Unum". Crossed swords and patriotic shield with arrows in left talon and olive twig in right talon. Two cavalry buttons on each side of a black leather band encompassing base of hat; plus leather chin strap. Yellow intertwined cords encompassing helmet. Complete with orange horse hair plume. Inside of helmet with leather sweat band, Hortsmann Bros. & Co., Philadelphia.
Model 1881 artillery dress helmet by Raymond and Whitlock. Brass eagle on the front, cross cannons on the side, buttons, and oak leaf spike with red horse hair plume and officer's braided cords. Calvary Helmet, black plume. Stamped Horseman, Philadelphia. Gold colored cords and cross sabres. Brass on the side. Stamped March 4, 1889. Has "2" indicating the second US Cavalry. Last half 19th Century. Horseman and Sons, Boston US.
PERIOD: Last half 19th Century
ORIGIN: Boston, United States
SIZE: (7" x 10 1/4" helmet/ 65" rope) x (7" x 10" helmet/ 32" rope)