Armor - Armor - Designing armor for American Soldiers. In the Armorer's Workshop of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, N.Y., under the direction of Major Bashford Dean, Ord. Dept., U.S.A. and Curator of Armor at the Museum, armor for the American soldiers fighting in France is being designed. The suits of armor used in medieval times which many collectors have brought to the museum were carefully inspected and thegood points brought to bear in fashioning this modern armor. The actual labor is being performed by Assistant Curator of Armor at the Museum, Daniel Tachaux and his assistant Sergt. Jacquest Bartel, of the Ord. Dept. American soldiers wearing this armor have gone into actual battle to test the effectiveness of the covering, and upon the result of the experiments depends whether the soldiers are to wear armor. Daniel Tachaux examining the construction of a suit of battle armor of the 16th century, to adopt its good points in designing modern armor
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Armor - Armor
1917 - 1918
The U.S. National Archives
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