Helmet worn by Peter L. Robinson, Sr. during World War I

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Description
Steel helmet with leather chin strap and headband. The exterior circumference of the headband fits inside of the helmet and is made of leather. There are slits every inch, in which cylindrical beads are inserted. The top portion is lined with a white burlap material and netting. The interior is lined with a shiny black fabric.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Clothing-Historical
Exhibition
Double Victory: The African American Military Experience
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Community/Third Floor, 3 053
ca. 1917
Object number
2010.18.3ab
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Peter L. Robinson, Jr. and Marie Robinson Johnson
Manufactured by
Unidentified
Worn by
Peter L. Robinson Sr., American, 1892 - 1979
Subject of
92d Infantry Division, American, 1917 - 1945
Topic
African American
Clothing and dress
Military
World War I
Medium
steel, leather, burlap, string and net
Dimensions
H x W: 5 x 11 1/2 x 12 in. (12.7 x 29.2 x 30.5 cm)
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Restrictions & Rights
Public domain
Type
helmets