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Image of 1971.020.001 - Captain H.J Reilly Camp NO.14 Flag, n.d. Blue rectangular flag made of a taffeta like fabric. Yellow fringe 2.5in. long and is attached onto 3 edges, top, bottom, and right edge. The left side has a loop which runs along the whole edge so a pole could go through it.  The flag is two sided. The two sides contain the same text but different emblems in the center, the top side has a veteran medal while the bottom has The California state seal. The words read "CAPTAIN H.J REILLY CAMP NO.14 / REDWOOD CITY CALIFORNIA / DEPARTMENT OF CALIFORNIA / UNITED SPANISH WAR VETERANS / INSTITUTED AUGUST 25TH 1923". The yellow text is machine stitched onto the flag. Under the text there is a light blue fabric in the shape of a banner which is in between the flag base and the lettering. The first two lines of text are curved down at the edges and the bottom three lines of text are curved up at the edges. The veterans medal emblem has an eagle at the top standing on a crest with an American flag design and two gold branches extending to either side, below that is an American flag rotated 90 degrees counterclockwise. under the flag is an anchor, rifle, sword and canon (unsure about canon). Below those images there is a chain pattern stitched which connect to the medal design. In the shape of a cross the emblem has a circular design in the center with two men holding guns and another person (gender unclear) kneeling on the ground. The whole emblem overall is approximately 22.5in. tall and 8in. wide. On the back of the flag there is the same text in the same shape but the emblem in the center is the California state seal. The circular seal is 17.25in in diameter.

1971.020.001 - Captain H.J Reilly Camp NO.14 Flag, n.d. Blue rectangular flag made of a taffeta like fabric. Yellow fringe 2.5in. long and is attached onto 3 edges, top, bottom, and right edge. The left side has a loop which runs along the whole edge so a pole could go through it. The flag is two sided. The two sides contain the same text but different emblems in the center, the top side has a veteran medal while the bottom has The California state seal. The words read "CAPTAIN H.J REILLY CAMP NO.14 / REDWOOD CITY CALIFORNIA / DEPARTMENT OF CALIFORNIA / UNITED SPANISH WAR VETERANS / INSTITUTED AUGUST 25TH 1923". The yellow text is machine stitched onto the flag. Under the text there is a light blue fabric in the shape of a banner which is in between the flag base and the lettering. The first two lines of text are curved down at the edges and the bottom three lines of text are curved up at the edges. The veterans medal emblem has an eagle at the top standing on a crest with an American flag design and two gold branches extending to either side, below that is an American flag rotated 90 degrees counterclockwise. under the flag is an anchor, rifle, sword and canon (unsure about canon). Below those images there is a chain pattern stitched which connect to the medal design. In the shape of a cross the emblem has a circular design in the center with two men holding guns and another person (gender unclear) kneeling on the ground. The whole emblem overall is approximately 22.5in. tall and 8in. wide. On the back of the flag there is the same text in the same shape but the emblem in the center is the California state seal. The circular seal is 17.25in in diameter.

Captain H.J Reilly Camp NO.14 Flag, n.d. Blue rectangular flag made of a taffeta like fabric. Yellow fringe 2.5in. long and is attached onto 3 edges, top, bottom, and right edge. The left side has a loop which runs along the whole edge so a pole could go through it. The flag is two sided. The two sides contain the same text but different emblems in the center, the top side has a veteran medal while the bottom has The California state seal. The words read "CAPTAIN H.J REILLY CAMP NO.14 / REDWOOD CITY CALIFORNIA / DEPARTMENT OF CALIFORNIA / UNITED SPANISH WAR VETERANS / INSTITUTED AUGUST 25TH 1923". The yellow text is machine stitched onto the flag. Under the text there is a light blue fabric

Image of 1982.176.001 - WWII Poster, 1943. A white poster in a blue background with two men in two different colored parachutes, one white, and one blue, jumping down and a wooden crate connected to a red parachute on top near by the two men with parachutes.  There is some painted text on the blue background of the poster that says "Where out men are fighting  /  OUR FOOD IS FIGHTING   /  BUY WISELY- COOK CAREFULLY- STORE CAREFULLY-USE LEFTOVERS." On the very bottom of the poster, there is some more printed text that says "OWI POSTER NO. 35.  Additional copies may be obtained upon request from the Division of Public Inquires, Office of War Information, Washington D.C.  /  U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE : 1943-O-506016". 

Dimensions: 28 x 21.5

1982.176.001 - WWII Poster, 1943. A white poster in a blue background with two men in two different colored parachutes, one white, and one blue, jumping down and a wooden crate connected to a red parachute on top near by the two men with parachutes. There is some painted text on the blue background of the poster that says "Where out men are fighting / OUR FOOD IS FIGHTING / BUY WISELY- COOK CAREFULLY- STORE CAREFULLY-USE LEFTOVERS." On the very bottom of the poster, there is some more printed text that says "OWI POSTER NO. 35. Additional copies may be obtained upon request from the Division of Public Inquires, Office of War Information, Washington D.C. / U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE : 1943-O-506016". Dimensions: 28 x 21.5

WWII Poster, 1943. A white poster in a blue background with two men in two different colored parachutes, one white, and one blue, jumping down and a wooden crate connected to a red parachute on top near by the two men with parachutes. There is some painted text on the blue background of the poster that says "Where out men are fighting / OUR FOOD IS FIGHTING / BUY WISELY- COOK CAREFULLY- STORE CAREFULLY-USE LEFTOVERS." On the very bottom of the poster, there is some more printed text that says "OWI POSTER NO. 35. Additional copies may be obtained upon request from the Division of Public Inquires, Office of War Information, Washington D.C. / U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE : 1943-O-506

Image of 1991.176.004 - Uncle Sam WWII Poster, 1943. Poster with a blue background of a man named Uncle Sam with white hair, goatee and a white hat with red and white stripes and white stars across a blue border with only his index finger from his hand raised up toward his mouth and one of his red and white stripes sleeves is showing. Above Uncle Sam is some painted text in bold and white that reads "I'M COUNTING ON YOU!". Below the red and white sleeve is some painted yellow text that looks like a signature reads "L Helquera". Below the picture of Uncle Sam, towards the right, is some painted text in bold that reads "DON'T DISCUSS:   /  TROOP MOVEMENTS  /  SHIP  SAILINGS  .   /   WAR EQUIPMENT". Below the poster toward the left hand corner, the printed text in small and regular font reads "OWI POSTER NO.78--20" X 28"  Additional copies may be obtained upon request from the Division of Public Inquiries, Office of War Information, Washington, D.C." Below the poster toward the right hand corner, the printed text in small and bold reads "U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE : 1943--O-534057".

Dimensions: 27.5 x 21

1991.176.004 - Uncle Sam WWII Poster, 1943. Poster with a blue background of a man named Uncle Sam with white hair, goatee and a white hat with red and white stripes and white stars across a blue border with only his index finger from his hand raised up toward his mouth and one of his red and white stripes sleeves is showing. Above Uncle Sam is some painted text in bold and white that reads "I'M COUNTING ON YOU!". Below the red and white sleeve is some painted yellow text that looks like a signature reads "L Helquera". Below the picture of Uncle Sam, towards the right, is some painted text in bold that reads "DON'T DISCUSS: / TROOP MOVEMENTS / SHIP SAILINGS . / WAR EQUIPMENT". Below the poster toward the left hand corner, the printed text in small and regular font reads "OWI POSTER NO.78--20" X 28" Additional copies may be obtained upon request from the Division of Public Inquiries, Office of War Information, Washington, D.C." Below the poster toward the right hand corner, the printed text in small and bold reads "U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE : 1943--O-534057". Dimensions: 27.5 x 21

Uncle Sam WWII Poster, 1943. Poster with a blue background of a man named Uncle Sam with white hair, goatee and a white hat with red and white stripes and white stars across a blue border with only his index finger from his hand raised up toward his mouth and one of his red and white stripes sleeves is showing. Above Uncle Sam is some painted text in bold and white that reads "I'M COUNTING ON YOU!". Below the red and white sleeve is some painted yellow text that looks like a signature reads "L Helquera". Below the picture of Uncle Sam, towards the right, is some painted text in bold that reads "DON'T DISCUSS: / TROOP MOVEMENTS / SHIP SAILINGS . / WAR EQUIPMENT". Below the poster to

Image of 1982.156.006 - Buy Extra Bonds Poster, 1944. Poster in colored pencil in a blue and dark background of the ship named the U.S.S. Dorado riding through the ocean waves with two men from the U.S. Navy on the ship: one with binoculars at the bottom of the poster, and one holding a spotlight with some light colored in yellow flashing towards from the left hand side to the right hand side. At the top left hand corner of the poster, written in a blue colored pencil in bold with medium lettering , the text reads "IN MEMORY  /  U.S.S. "DORADO"". In the yellow colored light towards the right side of the poster, painted in red and bold with large lettering, the text reads "FIRE AWAY!". Towards the bottom of the poster, on the left hand side, below the man shining a light from the spotlight, written in pencil, the text reads "Schreiber  /  '44". Next to the text above, in a white square with a black border with a silhouette of a soldier in black in the middle of the white/red background, painted in white and bold, the text reads "5th  V  WAR  /  LOAN". The words "th" in "5th" is lowercased, with the "V" in the middle of "5th" and "WAR  /  LOAN" is disproportionately bigger than the rest of the text in the white/red background in the white square with the black border. On the back of uniform of the soldier with the binoculars, written in a blue colored pencil in bold with small lettering, the text reads "U.S. NAVY". Towards the bottom of the poster, painted in white, bold with huge lettering, the text reads "BUY EXTRA BONDS". At the bottom middle portion of the poster, printed in black, bold with tiny lettering, the text reads "U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE  :  1944--0-581636". At the bottom right hand corner of the poster, printed in black, bold with tiny lettering, the text reads "WFD 908-A".

Dimensions: 28 x 20

1982.156.006 - Buy Extra Bonds Poster, 1944. Poster in colored pencil in a blue and dark background of the ship named the U.S.S. Dorado riding through the ocean waves with two men from the U.S. Navy on the ship: one with binoculars at the bottom of the poster, and one holding a spotlight with some light colored in yellow flashing towards from the left hand side to the right hand side. At the top left hand corner of the poster, written in a blue colored pencil in bold with medium lettering , the text reads "IN MEMORY / U.S.S. "DORADO"". In the yellow colored light towards the right side of the poster, painted in red and bold with large lettering, the text reads "FIRE AWAY!". Towards the bottom of the poster, on the left hand side, below the man shining a light from the spotlight, written in pencil, the text reads "Schreiber / '44". Next to the text above, in a white square with a black border with a silhouette of a soldier in black in the middle of the white/red background, painted in white and bold, the text reads "5th V WAR / LOAN". The words "th" in "5th" is lowercased, with the "V" in the middle of "5th" and "WAR / LOAN" is disproportionately bigger than the rest of the text in the white/red background in the white square with the black border. On the back of uniform of the soldier with the binoculars, written in a blue colored pencil in bold with small lettering, the text reads "U.S. NAVY". Towards the bottom of the poster, painted in white, bold with huge lettering, the text reads "BUY EXTRA BONDS". At the bottom middle portion of the poster, printed in black, bold with tiny lettering, the text reads "U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE : 1944--0-581636". At the bottom right hand corner of the poster, printed in black, bold with tiny lettering, the text reads "WFD 908-A". Dimensions: 28 x 20

Buy Extra Bonds Poster, 1944. Poster in colored pencil in a blue and dark background of the ship named the U.S.S. Dorado riding through the ocean waves with two men from the U.S. Navy on the ship: one with binoculars at the bottom of the poster, and one holding a spotlight with some light colored in yellow flashing towards from the left hand side to the right hand side. At the top left hand corner of the poster, written in a blue colored pencil in bold with medium lettering , the text reads "IN MEMORY / U.S.S. "DORADO"". In the yellow colored light towards the right side of the poster, painted in red and bold with large lettering, the text reads "FIRE AWAY!". Towards the bottom of the poste

Image of 1982.175.004 - Office of War Information WWII Poster, 1943. Poster in a white background of a smiling man in a navy blue uniform with white stripes with two stars on the back, and a white navy cap on his head carrying his equipment in one arm and his other arm with his hand outstretched open at the bottom. On the equipment that the soldier is carrying, written in black pencil in bold, the text reads "JOHN FALTER  /  USNR". In the middle of the equipment and right above the soldier, painted in black and bold, the text reads "...WATTS...". At the bottom left hand corner, in a red rectangular background border, painted in white with large lettering, the text reads "If you tell where  /  he's going ...  /  He may never  /  get there!". At the bottom of the poster, printed in black, bold with tiny lettering, the text reads "U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING PRESS  :  1943--O-556153". At the bottom right hand corner of the poster, printed in black, bold with small lettering, the text reads "Distributed for the Issuing Agency  /  by the Office of War Information".

Dimensions: 28 x 20

1982.175.004 - Office of War Information WWII Poster, 1943. Poster in a white background of a smiling man in a navy blue uniform with white stripes with two stars on the back, and a white navy cap on his head carrying his equipment in one arm and his other arm with his hand outstretched open at the bottom. On the equipment that the soldier is carrying, written in black pencil in bold, the text reads "JOHN FALTER / USNR". In the middle of the equipment and right above the soldier, painted in black and bold, the text reads "...WATTS...". At the bottom left hand corner, in a red rectangular background border, painted in white with large lettering, the text reads "If you tell where / he's going ... / He may never / get there!". At the bottom of the poster, printed in black, bold with tiny lettering, the text reads "U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING PRESS : 1943--O-556153". At the bottom right hand corner of the poster, printed in black, bold with small lettering, the text reads "Distributed for the Issuing Agency / by the Office of War Information". Dimensions: 28 x 20

Office of War Information WWII Poster, 1943. Poster in a white background of a smiling man in a navy blue uniform with white stripes with two stars on the back, and a white navy cap on his head carrying his equipment in one arm and his other arm with his hand outstretched open at the bottom. On the equipment that the soldier is carrying, written in black pencil in bold, the text reads "JOHN FALTER / USNR". In the middle of the equipment and right above the soldier, painted in black and bold, the text reads "...WATTS...". At the bottom left hand corner, in a red rectangular background border, painted in white with large lettering, the text reads "If you tell where / he's going ... / He m

Image of 1982.176.008 - WWII Poster of a Woman carrying her groceries and books, 1943. Poster of a photograph of a woman in a green jacket, green hat, and yellow blouse holding her groceries in her left hand, her books in her right hand with soldiers with helmets and guns marching in a gray background above. In the middle of the poster, painted in white, bold with bigger text, the text reads "I'll carry   /   mine too!". Towards the right of her groceries, written in gray paint, the text says "SARRA". At the bottom of the poster, in a navy blue background, painted in white and bold and smaller text, the text reads "TRUCKS AND TIRES MUST LAST TILL VICTORY". Below that text above, printed in black with regular tiny font, the text says "OWI Poster No. 28. Additional copies may be obtained upon request from the Division of Public Inquiries, Office of War Information, Washington D.C.". Towards the middle of the bottom of the poster, the printed text in bold and tiny lettering says "U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTED OFFICE : 1943--O-503155". Towards the right hand corner at the bottom of the poster, the printed text in bold and black reads "THE OFFICE OF DEFENSE TRANSPORTATION". 

Dimensions: 28 x 20

1982.176.008 - WWII Poster of a Woman carrying her groceries and books, 1943. Poster of a photograph of a woman in a green jacket, green hat, and yellow blouse holding her groceries in her left hand, her books in her right hand with soldiers with helmets and guns marching in a gray background above. In the middle of the poster, painted in white, bold with bigger text, the text reads "I'll carry / mine too!". Towards the right of her groceries, written in gray paint, the text says "SARRA". At the bottom of the poster, in a navy blue background, painted in white and bold and smaller text, the text reads "TRUCKS AND TIRES MUST LAST TILL VICTORY". Below that text above, printed in black with regular tiny font, the text says "OWI Poster No. 28. Additional copies may be obtained upon request from the Division of Public Inquiries, Office of War Information, Washington D.C.". Towards the middle of the bottom of the poster, the printed text in bold and tiny lettering says "U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTED OFFICE : 1943--O-503155". Towards the right hand corner at the bottom of the poster, the printed text in bold and black reads "THE OFFICE OF DEFENSE TRANSPORTATION". Dimensions: 28 x 20

WWII Poster of a Woman carrying her groceries and books, 1943. Poster of a photograph of a woman in a green jacket, green hat, and yellow blouse holding her groceries in her left hand, her books in her right hand with soldiers with helmets and guns marching in a gray background above. In the middle of the poster, painted in white, bold with bigger text, the text reads "I'll carry / mine too!". Towards the right of her groceries, written in gray paint, the text says "SARRA". At the bottom of the poster, in a navy blue background, painted in white and bold and smaller text, the text reads "TRUCKS AND TIRES MUST LAST TILL VICTORY". Below that text above, printed in black with regular tiny fo

Image of 1982.180.002 - Army Specialized Training Reserve Program Poster, November 13, 1944. Poster in a white and blue background of three soldiers in uniform carrying books before climbing the stairs to a brown building with an arched doorway and an yellow and blue insignia of a mix between a candlestick and a lamp below. Above the brown building with the arched doorway, painted in red and big lettering, the text reads "Boy! What a break!" Below the soldiers in uniform, painted in blue, bold and in huge lettering in a white background, the text reads "ASTRP". The text "ASTRP" is faded in the white background with more text, painted in black and regular font, on top of the text "ASTRP" that reads "The Army Specialized Training Reserve Program offers high school   /  graduates who are 17 but not yet 17 years and 9 months of  /  age free college training. For information apply at any U.S.  /  Army Recruiting Station or consult your high school principal." Below the text above, painted in black and in bold, the text reads "ARMY SPECIALIZED TRAINING RESERVE PROGRAM". Below the text above in the bottom right hand corner, an insignia shaped like a shield with some small bold printed text that reads "NOVA EMANENTS". Below the text above, in the middle of the shield insignia, with small printed bold text that reads "RECRUITING PUBLICITY BUREAU  /  UNITED STATES ARMY". Next to both of the text above, printed in black, bold, and small lettering, the text reads "P-149--RPB--11-3-44--60M".
 
Dimensions: 25 x 17

1982.180.002 - Army Specialized Training Reserve Program Poster, November 13, 1944. Poster in a white and blue background of three soldiers in uniform carrying books before climbing the stairs to a brown building with an arched doorway and an yellow and blue insignia of a mix between a candlestick and a lamp below. Above the brown building with the arched doorway, painted in red and big lettering, the text reads "Boy! What a break!" Below the soldiers in uniform, painted in blue, bold and in huge lettering in a white background, the text reads "ASTRP". The text "ASTRP" is faded in the white background with more text, painted in black and regular font, on top of the text "ASTRP" that reads "The Army Specialized Training Reserve Program offers high school / graduates who are 17 but not yet 17 years and 9 months of / age free college training. For information apply at any U.S. / Army Recruiting Station or consult your high school principal." Below the text above, painted in black and in bold, the text reads "ARMY SPECIALIZED TRAINING RESERVE PROGRAM". Below the text above in the bottom right hand corner, an insignia shaped like a shield with some small bold printed text that reads "NOVA EMANENTS". Below the text above, in the middle of the shield insignia, with small printed bold text that reads "RECRUITING PUBLICITY BUREAU / UNITED STATES ARMY". Next to both of the text above, printed in black, bold, and small lettering, the text reads "P-149--RPB--11-3-44--60M". Dimensions: 25 x 17

Army Specialized Training Reserve Program Poster, November 13, 1944. Poster in a white and blue background of three soldiers in uniform carrying books before climbing the stairs to a brown building with an arched doorway and an yellow and blue insignia of a mix between a candlestick and a lamp below. Above the brown building with the arched doorway, painted in red and big lettering, the text reads "Boy! What a break!" Below the soldiers in uniform, painted in blue, bold and in huge lettering in a white background, the text reads "ASTRP". The text "ASTRP" is faded in the white background with more text, painted in black and regular font, on top of the text "ASTRP" that reads "The Army Speciali

Image of 1982.150.004 - Bring Him Sooner-Buy War Bonds poster, 1943. This poster displays a man in a soldier's uniform opening and walking through the gate of a white picket fence as he smiles and waves. 

Dimensions: 15 5/8 x 11

1982.150.004 - Bring Him Sooner-Buy War Bonds poster, 1943. This poster displays a man in a soldier's uniform opening and walking through the gate of a white picket fence as he smiles and waves. Dimensions: 15 5/8 x 11

Bring Him Sooner-Buy War Bonds poster, 1943. This poster displays a man in a soldier's uniform opening and walking through the gate of a white picket fence as he smiles and waves. Dimensions: 15 5/8 x 11

Image of 1982.180.003 - The Education Program of the United States Army Guidelines Poster, c. 1942-1945. Poster displays a set of guidelines for the army of what to do before and after the service.

Dimensions: 18 x 24

1982.180.003 - The Education Program of the United States Army Guidelines Poster, c. 1942-1945. Poster displays a set of guidelines for the army of what to do before and after the service. Dimensions: 18 x 24

The Education Program of the United States Army Guidelines Poster, c. 1942-1945. Poster displays a set of guidelines for the army of what to do before and after the service. Dimensions: 18 x 24

2017.015.008-023 - Papers and documents related to Joseph Dutilh, 1923-1979. The bulk of this collection consists military records including a few notices of authorization of subsistence allowance, separation qualification record and his discharge papers. The rest of the collection includes a copy of his birth certificate, a French marriage certificate between his father, Victor Dutilh and his mother, a share certificate owned by his father, and Rememberance of Joseph's First Holy Communion and Confirmation. Items in the collection include: 8. A Letter to Joesph V. Dutilh from the White House for his services, 1940s 9. Notice of Authorization of Subsistence Allowance, October 7, 1947 10. Authorization of Education of Training Subsistence Allowance Letter to Mr. Joesph V. Dutilh, November 1, 1946 11. Veterans Adminstration Notice of Training Status, June 2, 1950 12. Notice of Authorization of Training and Subsistence Allowance, June 20, 1949 13. Notice of Authorization of Training and Subsistence Allowance, October 11, 1948 14. Separation Qualification Record, March 6, 1946 15. Copy of Birth Certificate of Joseph V. Dutilh from August 13, 1924, July 10, 1979 16. French Marriage Certificate, March 15, 1937 17. Oakland Labor Temple Association Certificate belonging to Victor Dutilh, March 12, 1923 18. Letter in rememberance of Joseph V. Dutilh from the President of the United States, 1940s 19. Camp Montoir Quartermaster Detachment Miltary Card, 1940s 20. Military Authorized Driving License by Director of C.M.T.O, Gerald Grant, Capt. M.T.C., 1940s 21. Remembrance of First Holy Communion to Joseph Dutilh at the Church of St. Catherine in Burlingame, May 6, 1934 22. Remembrance of Confirmation to Joseph John Dutilh at the Church of St. Catherine in Burlingame, March 12, 1938 23A. Enlisted record and report of separation honorable discharge of Joesph V. Dutilh, March 6, 1946 23B. Certificate of Honorable Discharge to Joseph V. Dutilh from the Army of the United States, March 6, 1946

Papers and documents related to Joseph Dutilh, 1923-1979. The bulk of this collection consists military records including a few notices of authorization of subsistence allowance, separation qualification record and his discharge papers. The rest of the collection includes a copy of his birth certificate, a French marriage certificate between his father, Victor Dutilh and his mother, a share certificate owned by his father, and Rememberance of Joseph's First Holy Communion and Confirmation. Items in the collection include: 8. A Letter to Joesph V. Dutilh from the White House for his services, 1940s 9. Notice of Authorization of Subsistence Allowance, October 7, 1947 10. Authorization o

Image of 2017.008.074.1A-8C - Documents in relation to Julie Barrow's grandfather receiving purple heart and memorial, 1974-1976. These documents correspond to Julie Barrow's grandfather, Walter Ralston who received the purple heart in 1974 for his service. Includes clippings, a photocopy of a clipping, a photocopy of the memorial pamphlet, a photocopy of a certificate from Gerald R. Ford to Walter L. Ralston, a correspondence letter to Mrs Walter L Ralston, a picture of Walter L Ralston's tombstone, and a memorial pamphlet. These documents provide background on Walter Ralston receiving the purple heart that was later given by Julie's mom to Julie and JoAnn after Julie's 2001 cancer journey.

2017.008.074.1A-8C - Documents in relation to Julie Barrow's grandfather receiving purple heart and memorial, 1974-1976. These documents correspond to Julie Barrow's grandfather, Walter Ralston who received the purple heart in 1974 for his service. Includes clippings, a photocopy of a clipping, a photocopy of the memorial pamphlet, a photocopy of a certificate from Gerald R. Ford to Walter L. Ralston, a correspondence letter to Mrs Walter L Ralston, a picture of Walter L Ralston's tombstone, and a memorial pamphlet. These documents provide background on Walter Ralston receiving the purple heart that was later given by Julie's mom to Julie and JoAnn after Julie's 2001 cancer journey.

Documents in relation to Julie Barrow's grandfather receiving purple heart and memorial, 1974-1976. These documents correspond to Julie Barrow's grandfather, Walter Ralston who received the purple heart in 1974 for his service. Includes clippings, a photocopy of a clipping, a photocopy of the memorial pamphlet, a photocopy of a certificate from Gerald R. Ford to Walter L. Ralston, a correspondence letter to Mrs Walter L Ralston, a picture of Walter L Ralston's tombstone, and a memorial pamphlet. These documents provide background on Walter Ralston receiving the purple heart that was later given by Julie's mom to Julie and JoAnn after Julie's 2001 cancer journey.

Image of 0001.917.001-.002 - San Mateo Union High School Cadets Flag, n.d. Dark indigo blue flag is made of silk fabric, is rectangular in shape and has a gold 2" cloth fringe, comprised of twisted cord, around the top, bottom and right sides.  Left side has a 2.875" folded hem on back for inserting a flag pole.  Machine-embroidered on front (and visible from back) in white thread are two inch letters that read, "22 nd. & 23 rd. COMPANIES  /  SAN MATEO UNION  /  HIGH SCHOOL CADETS."  Center line of text is straight while top and bottom lines have a slight curve, arching around the center line.

0001.917.001-.002 - San Mateo Union High School Cadets Flag, n.d. Dark indigo blue flag is made of silk fabric, is rectangular in shape and has a gold 2" cloth fringe, comprised of twisted cord, around the top, bottom and right sides. Left side has a 2.875" folded hem on back for inserting a flag pole. Machine-embroidered on front (and visible from back) in white thread are two inch letters that read, "22 nd. & 23 rd. COMPANIES / SAN MATEO UNION / HIGH SCHOOL CADETS." Center line of text is straight while top and bottom lines have a slight curve, arching around the center line.

San Mateo Union High School Cadets Flag, n.d. Dark indigo blue flag is made of silk fabric, is rectangular in shape and has a gold 2" cloth fringe, comprised of twisted cord, around the top, bottom and right sides. Left side has a 2.875" folded hem on back for inserting a flag pole. Machine-embroidered on front (and visible from back) in white thread are two inch letters that read, "22 nd. & 23 rd. COMPANIES / SAN MATEO UNION / HIGH SCHOOL CADETS." Center line of text is straight while top and bottom lines have a slight curve, arching around the center line.

Image of 1972.514.001 - Gas Mask (1), Case (2), Anti-Dimming Stick (3), and Instructions (4) c. 1917-1918 (WWI). Case and gas mask used in WWI. Tan rectangular canvas case (2), designed to hold gas mask. Canvas divider sewn inside of bag to divide into two sections. Side constructed to hold gas mask canister has metal spring at bottom, for canister to sit on. Other side holds mask. Printed letter inside of circle on top of satchel flap reads, "A". Metal clasp with pegs hold satchel flap shut. Metal rivets attach front of flap to the body of bag. Two square metal rings attached to opposite sides. Tan canvas fabric strap sewn on each side with four metal buckles to adjust strap length. Tan canvas tab sewn to top of strap attaches a metal buckle. Metal buckle can be attached to side hook, to adjust strap length. Inside satchel contains a gas mask (1) that has a rectangular oval canister with ridges and is painted green. Bottom has indented circular metal piece with vents. Tan cloth covered ridged tubing protrudes from top of canister. Paper booklet instruction manual (4) attached by string to tubing. Instruction manual has a brown envelope with cream colored paper booklet within that is printed with the instructions. Tubing attaches to black metal handle with a plastic tongue. Black metal tube opens to a hole into mask with white plastic mouth piece. Tan canvas mask with two circular eye holes trimmed with metal rings, eye hole plastic covers missing. Black elastic straps attached to back of mask, to secure head in mask. Alongside gas mask is an Anti-Dimming Stick for Gas Masks (3) inside of canvas case. Anti-Dimming Stick is a metal tube cylindrical in shape. Anti-Dimming Stick is painted yellow and has black text printed around tube.

1972.514.001 - Gas Mask (1), Case (2), Anti-Dimming Stick (3), and Instructions (4) c. 1917-1918 (WWI). Case and gas mask used in WWI. Tan rectangular canvas case (2), designed to hold gas mask. Canvas divider sewn inside of bag to divide into two sections. Side constructed to hold gas mask canister has metal spring at bottom, for canister to sit on. Other side holds mask. Printed letter inside of circle on top of satchel flap reads, "A". Metal clasp with pegs hold satchel flap shut. Metal rivets attach front of flap to the body of bag. Two square metal rings attached to opposite sides. Tan canvas fabric strap sewn on each side with four metal buckles to adjust strap length. Tan canvas tab sewn to top of strap attaches a metal buckle. Metal buckle can be attached to side hook, to adjust strap length. Inside satchel contains a gas mask (1) that has a rectangular oval canister with ridges and is painted green. Bottom has indented circular metal piece with vents. Tan cloth covered ridged tubing protrudes from top of canister. Paper booklet instruction manual (4) attached by string to tubing. Instruction manual has a brown envelope with cream colored paper booklet within that is printed with the instructions. Tubing attaches to black metal handle with a plastic tongue. Black metal tube opens to a hole into mask with white plastic mouth piece. Tan canvas mask with two circular eye holes trimmed with metal rings, eye hole plastic covers missing. Black elastic straps attached to back of mask, to secure head in mask. Alongside gas mask is an Anti-Dimming Stick for Gas Masks (3) inside of canvas case. Anti-Dimming Stick is a metal tube cylindrical in shape. Anti-Dimming Stick is painted yellow and has black text printed around tube.

Gas Mask (1), Case (2), Anti-Dimming Stick (3), and Instructions (4) c. 1917-1918 (WWI). Case and gas mask used in WWI. Tan rectangular canvas case (2), designed to hold gas mask. Canvas divider sewn inside of bag to divide into two sections. Side constructed to hold gas mask canister has metal spring at bottom, for canister to sit on. Other side holds mask. Printed letter inside of circle on top of satchel flap reads, "A". Metal clasp with pegs hold satchel flap shut. Metal rivets attach front of flap to the body of bag. Two square metal rings attached to opposite sides. Tan canvas fabric strap sewn on each side with four metal buckles to adjust strap length. Tan canvas tab sewn to top of st

Image of 1975.053 - Air Raid Warden Sign, n.d. This sign is rectangular in shape with a orange painted background containing  two black and orange circles. Within these two black and orange circles, they include a black/orange triangle, which symbolizes the insignia for the Air Raid Wardens under the United States Citizen Defense Corps. In the middle of the sign, painted in black, and written in bold, the text reads "DAYTIME / AIR RAID WARDEN". At the lower right hand bottom of the sign, the text reads "WILMES". The word "WILMES" is smaller than the rest of the text above and is also is black. Next to the word "WILMES" is an insignia shaped with like an oval, and is also painted in black. At the back of the sign, the wood is painted in a black background with some text in it. The text reads"...FO... / MEMBER... / ...ALTY... / ...SSOC... / ...GEARY... / ...BAYVIEW... " The text appears to be engraved into the black painted background and is uppercased.

1975.053 - Air Raid Warden Sign, n.d. This sign is rectangular in shape with a orange painted background containing two black and orange circles. Within these two black and orange circles, they include a black/orange triangle, which symbolizes the insignia for the Air Raid Wardens under the United States Citizen Defense Corps. In the middle of the sign, painted in black, and written in bold, the text reads "DAYTIME / AIR RAID WARDEN". At the lower right hand bottom of the sign, the text reads "WILMES". The word "WILMES" is smaller than the rest of the text above and is also is black. Next to the word "WILMES" is an insignia shaped with like an oval, and is also painted in black. At the back of the sign, the wood is painted in a black background with some text in it. The text reads"...FO... / MEMBER... / ...ALTY... / ...SSOC... / ...GEARY... / ...BAYVIEW... " The text appears to be engraved into the black painted background and is uppercased.

Air Raid Warden Sign, n.d. This sign is rectangular in shape with a orange painted background containing two black and orange circles. Within these two black and orange circles, they include a black/orange triangle, which symbolizes the insignia for the Air Raid Wardens under the United States Citizen Defense Corps. In the middle of the sign, painted in black, and written in bold, the text reads "DAYTIME / AIR RAID WARDEN". At the lower right hand bottom of the sign, the text reads "WILMES". The word "WILMES" is smaller than the rest of the text above and is also is black. Next to the word "WILMES" is an insignia shaped with like an oval, and is also painted in black. At the back of the sign

Image of 1977.248.002 - Civil Defense- Air Raid Warden Helmet, c. 1947-1991. This metal helmet is round in shape and is painted in yellow. In front of the top center portion of the helmet's head, there is a blue circle with a red/white striped triangle, which is the symbol for Civil Defense Air Raid Warden. At the bottom portion of the back of the helmet, there are bolts painted in white that connect to the helmet's head and chinstrap adjustments and are spread out on each corner of the metal helmet. At the back of the helmet, there are bolts painted in white that connect to the helmet's head and chinstrap adjustments and are spread out on each corner of the metal helmet.  Inside the middle of the helmet, the white painted bolts are connected to metal brackets that are slightly bent, in which connects to a head adjustment made of leather that covers the head. The leather head adjustment is next to and parallel to the straps of white fabric which is tied to a circle made of black fabric. The middle straps of the white fabric are tied to a brown chinstrap with a metal loop bracket adjustment for the chin with a metal nail holding the strap. The chinstrap also has a metal black circle on each end that connects it to the slightly bent metal brackets on each left and right end of the metal helmet. At the bottom front portion of the back of the metal helmet, engraved in white and bold, the text reads "...No  217714  /  No  D113432...". At the bottom portion of the back of the metal helmet, engraved in white and bold, the text reads "PATENTS ENDING  /  MCDONALD CO  /  LOS ANGELES".

1977.248.002 - Civil Defense- Air Raid Warden Helmet, c. 1947-1991. This metal helmet is round in shape and is painted in yellow. In front of the top center portion of the helmet's head, there is a blue circle with a red/white striped triangle, which is the symbol for Civil Defense Air Raid Warden. At the bottom portion of the back of the helmet, there are bolts painted in white that connect to the helmet's head and chinstrap adjustments and are spread out on each corner of the metal helmet. At the back of the helmet, there are bolts painted in white that connect to the helmet's head and chinstrap adjustments and are spread out on each corner of the metal helmet. Inside the middle of the helmet, the white painted bolts are connected to metal brackets that are slightly bent, in which connects to a head adjustment made of leather that covers the head. The leather head adjustment is next to and parallel to the straps of white fabric which is tied to a circle made of black fabric. The middle straps of the white fabric are tied to a brown chinstrap with a metal loop bracket adjustment for the chin with a metal nail holding the strap. The chinstrap also has a metal black circle on each end that connects it to the slightly bent metal brackets on each left and right end of the metal helmet. At the bottom front portion of the back of the metal helmet, engraved in white and bold, the text reads "...No 217714 / No D113432...". At the bottom portion of the back of the metal helmet, engraved in white and bold, the text reads "PATENTS ENDING / MCDONALD CO / LOS ANGELES".

Civil Defense- Air Raid Warden Helmet, c. 1947-1991. This metal helmet is round in shape and is painted in yellow. In front of the top center portion of the helmet's head, there is a blue circle with a red/white striped triangle, which is the symbol for Civil Defense Air Raid Warden. At the bottom portion of the back of the helmet, there are bolts painted in white that connect to the helmet's head and chinstrap adjustments and are spread out on each corner of the metal helmet. At the back of the helmet, there are bolts painted in white that connect to the helmet's head and chinstrap adjustments and are spread out on each corner of the metal helmet. Inside the middle of the helmet, the white

Image of 1983.203 - Captain H. J. Reilly Auxilliary United Spanish War Veterans Banner, 1926. Satin banner with decorative trim hangs from a brass-colored pole. The front of the banner is constructed with blue satin that is machine embroidered in a chain stitch with gold-colored lettering. Gold-colored trim that is 1" wide is sewn around the edges and 1.75" long twisted fringe hangs down from the bottom edge. The banner has a 11" x 29.5" satin flap attached to the top that has a scalloped lower edge. This piece is also decorated with gold-colored trim and fringe.  Text on the banner from top to bottom reads, "CAPTAIN H. J. REILLY  /  AUXILIARY  /  UNITED SPANISH  /  WAR VETERANS  /  INSTITUTED AUG. 28, 1926  /  REDWOOD CITY.  /  CALIF." An embroidered emblem in the center of the banner shows a white cross with yellow edging within a circular wreath of gold-colored leaves. A red star with eight points appears behind the cross and the points extend over the border of leaves. Within the cross, "NATIONAL * AUXILIARY  /  * U. S. W. V. * is embroidered with gold-colored thread inside a circular border that frames an image of two soldiers in a landscape who are holding rifles and stand on either side of a kneeling a female figure.  The back of the banner is lined with green satin. The banner is sewn to four metal rings along the top edge, and a metal pole with a wooden core slides through the metal rings for hanging. A gold-colored cord is tied to the two outer rings at the top of the banner and hangs down on either side. Each end of the cord has a large gold-colored 1.25" diameter tassel.

1983.203 - Captain H. J. Reilly Auxilliary United Spanish War Veterans Banner, 1926. Satin banner with decorative trim hangs from a brass-colored pole. The front of the banner is constructed with blue satin that is machine embroidered in a chain stitch with gold-colored lettering. Gold-colored trim that is 1" wide is sewn around the edges and 1.75" long twisted fringe hangs down from the bottom edge. The banner has a 11" x 29.5" satin flap attached to the top that has a scalloped lower edge. This piece is also decorated with gold-colored trim and fringe. Text on the banner from top to bottom reads, "CAPTAIN H. J. REILLY / AUXILIARY / UNITED SPANISH / WAR VETERANS / INSTITUTED AUG. 28, 1926 / REDWOOD CITY. / CALIF." An embroidered emblem in the center of the banner shows a white cross with yellow edging within a circular wreath of gold-colored leaves. A red star with eight points appears behind the cross and the points extend over the border of leaves. Within the cross, "NATIONAL * AUXILIARY / * U. S. W. V. * is embroidered with gold-colored thread inside a circular border that frames an image of two soldiers in a landscape who are holding rifles and stand on either side of a kneeling a female figure. The back of the banner is lined with green satin. The banner is sewn to four metal rings along the top edge, and a metal pole with a wooden core slides through the metal rings for hanging. A gold-colored cord is tied to the two outer rings at the top of the banner and hangs down on either side. Each end of the cord has a large gold-colored 1.25" diameter tassel.

Captain H. J. Reilly Auxilliary United Spanish War Veterans Banner, 1926. Satin banner with decorative trim hangs from a brass-colored pole. The front of the banner is constructed with blue satin that is machine embroidered in a chain stitch with gold-colored lettering. Gold-colored trim that is 1" wide is sewn around the edges and 1.75" long twisted fringe hangs down from the bottom edge. The banner has a 11" x 29.5" satin flap attached to the top that has a scalloped lower edge. This piece is also decorated with gold-colored trim and fringe. Text on the banner from top to bottom reads, "CAPTAIN H. J. REILLY / AUXILIARY / UNITED SPANISH / WAR VETERANS / INSTITUTED AUG. 28, 1926 /

Image of 1983.205 - Veterans of Foreign Wars Flag, n.d. Rectangular dark blue banner with gold lettering and the United States eagle emblem in the center. The top right and bottom edges have gold tassels attached. The gold lettering is machine done in a satin stitch. The blue fabric is similar to a silk. The words on the banner say "MATALAN POST NO. 2068 / HILLSBOROUGH, SAN MATEO, BURLINGAME, CALIF / MUSTERED IN APRIL 23RD 1931 / VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS / OF THE / UNITED STATES" The first line ("MATALAN POST NO. 2068") is the largest font curving up in the center and the next two lines are medium font. The fourth line ("VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS") is also in the larger font but curving down in the center. The fifth line  ("OF THE") is in smallest font and the sixth line ("UNITED STATES") is in medium font. The left side of the banner has no fringe attached and has a loop where a pole could have been. The loop was originally machine stitched but it looks like over time it was hand stitched to stay together. The seal in the center is 17in. x 17in. it has 4 large identical geometric shaped extending up down and to the right and left of it. Their coloring starting from the inside is creme, gold, dark orange, gold. In between each of these 4 shapes is 3 smaller shapes which point towards the  4 corners of the banner. The three shapes are solid colors, the two on the outside are light orange while the third one in the center is gold. All of these shapes surround a circular banner with the words "VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS OF THE UNITED STATES". Inside that circle is another circle with the United states seal with the eagle with wings spread, holding arrows in one talon and an olive branch in the other. There is a shield covering his chest with a blue rectangle on top and red and white vertical stripes on the bottom. Theres a gold banner behind its head with black font reading, "E PLURIBUS UNUM", and a 13 stars encircled above its head.

1983.205 - Veterans of Foreign Wars Flag, n.d. Rectangular dark blue banner with gold lettering and the United States eagle emblem in the center. The top right and bottom edges have gold tassels attached. The gold lettering is machine done in a satin stitch. The blue fabric is similar to a silk. The words on the banner say "MATALAN POST NO. 2068 / HILLSBOROUGH, SAN MATEO, BURLINGAME, CALIF / MUSTERED IN APRIL 23RD 1931 / VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS / OF THE / UNITED STATES" The first line ("MATALAN POST NO. 2068") is the largest font curving up in the center and the next two lines are medium font. The fourth line ("VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS") is also in the larger font but curving down in the center. The fifth line ("OF THE") is in smallest font and the sixth line ("UNITED STATES") is in medium font. The left side of the banner has no fringe attached and has a loop where a pole could have been. The loop was originally machine stitched but it looks like over time it was hand stitched to stay together. The seal in the center is 17in. x 17in. it has 4 large identical geometric shaped extending up down and to the right and left of it. Their coloring starting from the inside is creme, gold, dark orange, gold. In between each of these 4 shapes is 3 smaller shapes which point towards the 4 corners of the banner. The three shapes are solid colors, the two on the outside are light orange while the third one in the center is gold. All of these shapes surround a circular banner with the words "VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS OF THE UNITED STATES". Inside that circle is another circle with the United states seal with the eagle with wings spread, holding arrows in one talon and an olive branch in the other. There is a shield covering his chest with a blue rectangle on top and red and white vertical stripes on the bottom. Theres a gold banner behind its head with black font reading, "E PLURIBUS UNUM", and a 13 stars encircled above its head.

Veterans of Foreign Wars Flag, n.d. Rectangular dark blue banner with gold lettering and the United States eagle emblem in the center. The top right and bottom edges have gold tassels attached. The gold lettering is machine done in a satin stitch. The blue fabric is similar to a silk. The words on the banner say "MATALAN POST NO. 2068 / HILLSBOROUGH, SAN MATEO, BURLINGAME, CALIF / MUSTERED IN APRIL 23RD 1931 / VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS / OF THE / UNITED STATES" The first line ("MATALAN POST NO. 2068") is the largest font curving up in the center and the next two lines are medium font. The fourth line ("VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS") is also in the larger font but curving down in the center. The fi

Image of 1983.206 - Matalan Auxiliary No. 2068 VFW Banner, n.d.  Banner is a single layer of red silk(?) fabric.  A center 28.25" x 19.25" rectangle has a 5" red border border.  Top of red border reads, "MATALAN POST  /  2068" in hand-painted 2" gold letters.  Similar 2.75" letters on bottom red section reads, "V.F.W."  At center of banner is mounted a 11" x 11.5" blue paper star with a white 1.5" x 2.875" paper rectangle on which "278" is printed in blue .5" text.  This number appears to be comprised of three white stickers that have been affixed to the white rectangle.  Surrounding the paper star on the white ground are sewn 98 2" embroidered blue stars with two y2" embroidered yellow stars between the last two rows of blue stars.  A 2" gold cloth corded fringe is affixed along bottom edge.  Top of banner has a 2" hem at back for inserting a dowel for hanging.

1983.206 - Matalan Auxiliary No. 2068 VFW Banner, n.d. Banner is a single layer of red silk(?) fabric. A center 28.25" x 19.25" rectangle has a 5" red border border. Top of red border reads, "MATALAN POST / 2068" in hand-painted 2" gold letters. Similar 2.75" letters on bottom red section reads, "V.F.W." At center of banner is mounted a 11" x 11.5" blue paper star with a white 1.5" x 2.875" paper rectangle on which "278" is printed in blue .5" text. This number appears to be comprised of three white stickers that have been affixed to the white rectangle. Surrounding the paper star on the white ground are sewn 98 2" embroidered blue stars with two y2" embroidered yellow stars between the last two rows of blue stars. A 2" gold cloth corded fringe is affixed along bottom edge. Top of banner has a 2" hem at back for inserting a dowel for hanging.

Matalan Auxiliary No. 2068 VFW Banner, n.d. Banner is a single layer of red silk(?) fabric. A center 28.25" x 19.25" rectangle has a 5" red border border. Top of red border reads, "MATALAN POST / 2068" in hand-painted 2" gold letters. Similar 2.75" letters on bottom red section reads, "V.F.W." At center of banner is mounted a 11" x 11.5" blue paper star with a white 1.5" x 2.875" paper rectangle on which "278" is printed in blue .5" text. This number appears to be comprised of three white stickers that have been affixed to the white rectangle. Surrounding the paper star on the white ground are sewn 98 2" embroidered blue stars with two y2" embroidered yellow stars between the last tw

Image of 1983.207 - Matalan Auxiliary No. 2068 VFW Banner, n.d. Rectangular cloth banner has an inversed V-shape at bottom.  Fabric is a dark marine blue on front with a turquoise blue backing.  Front edge is bordered with 1" gold ribbon.  Painted in the center front is an emblem consisting of a white and yellow cross on a gold ground with a gold circle with an eagle in the center surrounded by a blue border on which is printed, "AUXILIARY  /  V.F.W."  Printed above emblem is gold 3" text with a light blue shadow and light tan highlights that reads, "MATALAN  AUXILIARY  /  No. 2068."  Below emblem is similar 2" text that reads, "VETERANS of FOREIGN WARS  /  OF THE UNITED STATES  /  SAN MATEO, CAL."  2.25" bronze metallic fringe hangs from bottom of banner with matching 4" tassels hanging from 2.25" cords from both bottom corners.  Across top are four brass rings though which a gold painted wooden dowel is thread.  Dowel has an eye screw at center for hanging, as well as smaller eye screws at ends through which bronze colored cord with three loops at center is secured.  Loose brass finials in the shape of acorns secure to dowel ends.

1983.207 - Matalan Auxiliary No. 2068 VFW Banner, n.d. Rectangular cloth banner has an inversed V-shape at bottom. Fabric is a dark marine blue on front with a turquoise blue backing. Front edge is bordered with 1" gold ribbon. Painted in the center front is an emblem consisting of a white and yellow cross on a gold ground with a gold circle with an eagle in the center surrounded by a blue border on which is printed, "AUXILIARY / V.F.W." Printed above emblem is gold 3" text with a light blue shadow and light tan highlights that reads, "MATALAN AUXILIARY / No. 2068." Below emblem is similar 2" text that reads, "VETERANS of FOREIGN WARS / OF THE UNITED STATES / SAN MATEO, CAL." 2.25" bronze metallic fringe hangs from bottom of banner with matching 4" tassels hanging from 2.25" cords from both bottom corners. Across top are four brass rings though which a gold painted wooden dowel is thread. Dowel has an eye screw at center for hanging, as well as smaller eye screws at ends through which bronze colored cord with three loops at center is secured. Loose brass finials in the shape of acorns secure to dowel ends.

Matalan Auxiliary No. 2068 VFW Banner, n.d. Rectangular cloth banner has an inversed V-shape at bottom. Fabric is a dark marine blue on front with a turquoise blue backing. Front edge is bordered with 1" gold ribbon. Painted in the center front is an emblem consisting of a white and yellow cross on a gold ground with a gold circle with an eagle in the center surrounded by a blue border on which is printed, "AUXILIARY / V.F.W." Printed above emblem is gold 3" text with a light blue shadow and light tan highlights that reads, "MATALAN AUXILIARY / No. 2068." Below emblem is similar 2" text that reads, "VETERANS of FOREIGN WARS / OF THE UNITED STATES / SAN MATEO, CAL." 2.25" bronze

Image of 1996.226 - M1917 Helmet, c. 1917-1918. Round metal helmet, brown in color. At top of helmet head is a starburst engraving at the center.  A bolt goes through the top of the helmet to connect the head adjustment contraption.  The rounded helmet flattens at the edges with a folded over seam of metal.  The head adjustment contraption is black leather on the outer edges and tan leather on the inside.  The black leather is connected to tan cloth net webbing to adjust size of head adjustment contraption for a snug fit on the wearer's head.  The center adjustable net webbing is also used to adjust size.  A leather chin strap in attached to the inner sides of the helmet by a riveted metal ring on either side.  The leather chin strap has a metal buckle to adjust strap.

1996.226 - M1917 Helmet, c. 1917-1918. Round metal helmet, brown in color. At top of helmet head is a starburst engraving at the center. A bolt goes through the top of the helmet to connect the head adjustment contraption. The rounded helmet flattens at the edges with a folded over seam of metal. The head adjustment contraption is black leather on the outer edges and tan leather on the inside. The black leather is connected to tan cloth net webbing to adjust size of head adjustment contraption for a snug fit on the wearer's head. The center adjustable net webbing is also used to adjust size. A leather chin strap in attached to the inner sides of the helmet by a riveted metal ring on either side. The leather chin strap has a metal buckle to adjust strap.

M1917 Helmet, c. 1917-1918. Round metal helmet, brown in color. At top of helmet head is a starburst engraving at the center. A bolt goes through the top of the helmet to connect the head adjustment contraption. The rounded helmet flattens at the edges with a folded over seam of metal. The head adjustment contraption is black leather on the outer edges and tan leather on the inside. The black leather is connected to tan cloth net webbing to adjust size of head adjustment contraption for a snug fit on the wearer's head. The center adjustable net webbing is also used to adjust size. A leather chin strap in attached to the inner sides of the helmet by a riveted metal ring on either side.