And for something a little different, I am happy to announce that at 9 am on Saturday, July 30, 2016, I will be giving a presentation on American military uniforms entitled “US Army Uniforms, 1915 – 1918” at Costume College. Costume College is an annual three-day costuming arts convention sponsored by the Costumer’s Guild West and it covers all periods and genres. Just for something different, I decided to submit a proposal regarding uniforms and especially we’re on the even of the 100th Anniversary of America’s entry into the First World War.
The presentation is aimed at a general audience and designed to provide a basic overview of US Army uniforming of the First World War Era. The toughest part is that I have far more information than can be easily packed into a one-hour presentation and it’s going to be a challenge to keep it manageable. As part of the presentation, two friends of mine from Co. G, 364 Infantry, a living history group that’s part of the Great War Historical Society (of which I am a member of) will be assisting me, acting as live models.
It promises to be an interesting time and if you happen to be attending, please come on by. 🙂