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  • Object: Enfield Rifle

    May 07, 2019

    2017.10.1 a-b Enfield rifle and plaque United States Col. William Mastoris Jr. 1917-1918 Wood/Metal/Paint This object is a M1917 Enfield rifle mounted on a commemorative wooden display donated to the ITC by Colonel William Mastoris Jr. The object was originally [...]

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  • Object: Sword

    Oct 04, 2018

    I-0230l Saber American 1860-1898 Materials: Leather, Metal, Wire This object is a US Model 1860 Light Cavalry Saber. This model of saber was used during the American Civil War and the Indian Wars by dragoons, mounted riflemen, and cavalry regiments [...]

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  • Object: Helmet

    Oct 02, 2018

    I-0178a Helmet (pickelhaube) Prussian Germany 1904 Materials: leather, brass, lacquer This object is a helmet, specifically a pickelhaube, from 1904. This helmet is believed to have been worn by the 67th infantry regiment of the Prussian army signified by the [...]

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  • Object: Insignia

    Oct 02, 2018

    I-0118b Insignia African-American United States Mid-19th to early 20th Century Materials: Metal/Paint/Enamel This object is an insignia pin for the 10th Cavalry of the United States Army.  It was used to distinguish the members of the regiment.  The 10th Cavalry [...]

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  • Object: Dog Tag

    Oct 01, 2018

    2015.4.1 United States San Antonio 1940s Materials: Metal This object is a metal identification tag also known as a dog tag. This tag was worn by Jose M. Valdespino who enlisted in  Sept 1942 at Duncan Field, in San Antonio. After training, he was [...]

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  • Object: Lithograph

    Oct 01, 2018

    I-0608a Lithograph “I am Woman” Frank Spivey American 2001 Materials: Paint/Cloth Cathay Williams via Wikimedia Commons This is a lithograph of a painting by Frank Spivey entitled “I am Woman.” It depicts Civil War soldier Cathay Williams, the first documented African-American [...]

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