Item: United States Marine half-sized cardboard standups, circa 1940

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Record Number: 13804
Date of Original: 1940
Original Format: Artifact
Dimensions: 17 by 56 cm
25 by 56 cm
Inscription text: U.S. MARINE Dress BLUE UNIFORM
THE FAMILIAR "BLUES" OF THE LEATHERNECK.
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SEVEN SHINING BRASS BUTTONS ON THE CHEST WITH THREE ON EACH SLEEVE SYMBOLIZING THE ORIGINAL THIRTEEN COLONIES.
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U.S. MARINE Summer SERVICE UNIFORM
FOR SUMMER WEAR AND IN WARMER CLIMATES THIS LIGHT KHAKI UNIFORM IS WORN BY THE MARINES. THE SHADE IS INDIAN MAZE
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THE PITH HELMET SHOWN HERE REFLECTS THE HEAT OF THE SUN.
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U.S. MARINE Winter FIELD SERVICE
THE FORESTRY GREEN FOR USE IN COLD CLIMATES.
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HEAVY WOOL MATERIAL, THE FORESTRY GREEN OF THE UNIFORM BLENDS WELL WITH LANDSCAPE, OFFERING TO THE MARINE ADVANTAGES OF PROTECTIVE COLORING.
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U.S. MARINE Summer FLYING GEAR
MARINE AVIATORS WEAR TWO OTHER TYPES OF UNIFORM, MEDIUM WINTER GEAR AND HEAVY WINTER GEAR (ALSO USED IN HIGH ALTITUDE FLIGHTS)
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GOGGLES MAY HAVE EITHER BROWN, GREEN OR CLEAR LENSES DEPENDING ON THE TYPE OF FLIGHT DUTY.
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U.S. MARINE Full BATTLE PACK
IN FULL BATTLE GEAR.
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CARRYING A NEWLY DESIGNED PACK ON HIS BACK, WEARING A NEWLY MADE HELMET, CARRYING A SPRINGFIELD RIFLE. THIS MARINE IS READY TO GO WHEREVER ORDERED AT ANY TIME.
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Image description: Five, half-sized cardboard standups depicting five different uniforms worn in the United States Marine Corps. These items were likely displayed in enlistment offices during the beginning of the Second World War.