Helmet

Helmet
Title
Helmet
Date 
ca. 1918
Medium 
Steel, paint, felt
Dimensions 
Overall: 4 1/2 x 12 3/8 x 11 3/8 in. ( 11.4 x 31.4 x 28.9 cm )
Description 
Green painted trench helmet with "Orion" insignia painted in red and black on front; domed oval crown and roughly horizontal brim; gray felt padding inside top of crown; chin strap missing.
Credit Line 
Purchase
Object Number 
1945.56
Marks 
printed paper label: inside top of crown: "TIGHTEN CORD / AND ADJUST / NET TO / FIT . . ."
Gallery Label 
According to the accession records, the insignia on this helmet is that of the 27th Division, commanded by General John F. O'Ryan.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group