Traveling Trunk Program

What’s in the trunk?

World War I
(1914-1918 / US 1917-1918)

Contains representative examples of field gear and a uniform commonly worn by US “Doughboys” in France during WWI.  Unless noted, all items are original and not reproductions.

M1917 US steel helmet with reproduction liner/chinstrap
US gas mask bag with foam filler (for shape), complete with all straps and fasteners
Service coat, US enlisted, wool
Ration tin containing “Fray Bentos Bully Beef” (reproduction)
Breeches, US enlisted, wool
Leggings, spiral wrap, wool
Overseas cap, US enlisted, wool
Cartridge belt, reproduction
Overcoat, US enlisted, wool
First Aid packet pouch (reproduction)
M1910 canteen
M1910 canteen cup
M1910 canteen cover
M1910 field pack
M1910 pack “tail”
M1910 shovel and cover (reproduction)

The trunk also includes posters, newspapers and illustrations of uniforms of the WWI era, as well as a field pack layout.