World War II helmet


Title
World War II helmet
Description
This American Red Cross helmet belonged to Colonel Hodge Albert Newell who lived between 1883 and 1956. He was commanding officer of the 105th Medical Regiment, 30th Division, U.S. Army Reserves. The interior strap of the helmet was constructed by the Jewish Guild for the Blind, which was established in 1926. In 1941, the Jewish Guild for the Blind entered the Javits-Wagner-O’Day Program, a model program still in existence that enables people who are blind to work providing quality goods and services to the federal government. The Jewish Guild for the Blind sewed pillowcases, buckles and straps for combat boots, and helmet straps during World War II.
Date
1939-1945
Original Format
costume
Extent
Local Identifier
Country Doctor Museum
Subject(s)
Location of Original
Country Doctor Museum
Rights
This item has been made available by The Country Doctor Museum for use in research, teaching, and private study. Researchers are responsible for using these materials in accordance with Title 17 of the United States Code and any other applicable statutes. For information regarding reproduction, please contact The Country Doctor Museum at hslcdm@ecu.edu;
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