Recent World War I Acquisitions

David J. Corrigan, Museum Curator First published in the CONNector magazine. Volume 19, No. 4, Fall 2017 Officer’s pistol belt with a snap fastener for attaching an ammunition pouch and a saber loopMarked “Nov./ Russell/1918.” (Accession #2017.206) Russell also manufactured cartridge belts worn by enlisted soldiers, which usually had other equipment attached, such as canteens and first aid kits.With the on-going commemoration of Connecticut’s role in World War I, staff of the Museum of Connecticut History has focused its collecting activity on acquiring examples of the myriad products manufactured in the state in support of the war effort. Although perhaps … Continue reading Recent World War I Acquisitions