Month: March 2020

Artifacts & Details, History, Horse Equipment, Material Culture, United States

US Stirrups – 20th Century Metal

In this article, we look at regulation US military metal stirrups of the 20th century.  Stirrups are one of those small details in horse equipment that perform a vital function, and yet can take on so many interesting and curious styles and details.  The 20th century brought a renewed vitality to the US military.  The …

Artifacts & Details, Material Culture

1851 US Regulation Blanket 

In the Summer 1984 edition of Military Collector & Historian magazine, there was a wonderful article by Frederick C. Gaede about the US blankets that were in the “Danish Exchange” collection at the War Museum (Krigsmuseet), in Copenhagen, Denmark. The background information on the exchange itself is as important as the article subject itself. I’ll …