Military Puttees
Military Puttees
Military Puttees
Military Puttees


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Collection Tier:
Tier 2

Clothing Accessories
Clothing and Accessories
Men's Clothing
Uniforms
World War I ➔ Military Puttees

Identifier:
127303.2
Description:
These puttees are from the United States Marine Corps of the United States Armed Forces. They were worn during World War I (1914-1918) and are made of green wool.
Date:
1914 – 1918
Materials:
Wool
Dimensions:
4"" h 112"" w
Current Location Status:
Conservation
Source:
Gift Of Mrs. Wallace Hulbert
Rights:

Makers/Donors
Hulbert, Mrs. Wallace

United States Marine Corps
The United States Marine Corps, also known as USMC, is a service branch of the United States Armed Forces specializing in amphibious and expeditionary warfare. The USMC is responsible for operating installations on land and amphibious warfare ships around the world. It was founded as the Continental Marines in 1775, during the American Revolutionary War. After the war, the marines disbanded due to lack of funding. On July 11th, 1798 the institution was reestablished by the United States Congress. On June 30th, 1834 it became an asset of the United States Department of the Navy. The USMC is the smallest service branch of the Department of Defense, working closely alongside the United States Navy on several tactical aviation squadrons throughout the world. In addition, they also operate from inside many Navy aircraft carriers serving as a valuable asset both at sea and on land. 

 

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