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Title Helmet, U.S. Army soldier's; "doughboy" helmet, reputedly from World War I. N.d., ca. 1910-1940.
Object Name Helmet
Catalog Number 2001.254.0001
Collection Hoboken Societies & Organizations Collection
Credit Gift of Henrietta Siodlowski & Paul H.H. Fromholtz
Description U.S. Army soldier's helmet, commonly called a "doughboy" helmet, reputedly from World War I. No date, circa 1910-1940. Metal, painted finish, 11-1/4" x 12-1/4" oval; with felt riveted to inside top with printed instruction riveted to felt; original strap not present.

While the style was indeed used in World War I, it was a style used for several decades and has no markings indicating maker, model or date. Although from a Hoboken source, it is unknown if this helmet was worn by a Hoboken soldier in World War I.

Printed label text: "Tighten cord and adjust net to fit the head."

Date 1910-1940
Year Range from 1910
Year Range to 1940
Search Terms World War I
U.S. Army
Imagefile 010\20012540001.JPG
Classification Military
U.S. Army