The Vinkhuijzen Collection of Military Costume Illustration
has drawings of uniforms and regimental regalia from all over the world. Assembled by one of these great, eccentric collectors of the late 19th Century, Dr. H. J. Vinkhuijzen, a Dutch medical doctor who started out as an army physician and eventually rose to the position of official court physician to Prince Alexander of Netherlands. He pulled plates out of books, colored in black and white drawings and painted his own watercolor illustrations. His collection includes pictures of the soldiers of many different nations and eras
, from military superpowers like the Roman Empire
and Great Britain
, to lesser known, but no less formidable forces, like Byzantium
and even taking in such minnows as Luxembourg
, Monaco and Montenegro
. Due to Vinkhuijzen's unusual classification system it can be hard to find some of the more interesting images, such as pictures of Etruscan cavalry
, Spanish military musicians
and 1830's Belgian ambulance
express themselves using Combat Paper
made from their old military uniforms. FAQ
. An associated RI art show
has its opening reception tonight. Sunday night there’s a program
as well at The Beat Museum in San Francisco.
Eye candy from a themed LJ community.
U.S. Army Uniforms for Females.
While searching for late 50's and early 60's formal wear I came across this gem.
Shaving for Uncle Sam.
Stories like this just heat my blood. I swear that some people cannot see past their stars at what is really going on. Is this becoming a Gentleman's War? Next thing you know Special Forces won't be able to carry bullets in their guns.
History of U.S. Armies in Uniform
From His Majesty’s First Independent Company of American Rangers
, Colonial America, 1747 to Special Operations
, Tora Bora, Afghanistan, 2002. Although this site is very interesting from a historical perspective, I like it because it contains what must be the coolest Action Man collection
When wearing a hat, use your head
And you thought it was only Harry S Truman who was in the hat business! Now the current resident in the White House is too.
Army's new uniform code to include berets.
"...this "symbol of excellence" once reserved for members of elite units will be made available to all soldiers as "a signal to the young that we are moving, we are changing."
This really belongs in The Onion.