Lot 164: Collection of World War I Ephemera
December 2, 2016
New Orleans, LA, USALive Auction
Description: Collection of World War I Ephemera, c. 1914-1918, incl. small U.S. service flag with crossed cannons pin, l. 15 in.; felt shoulder patch; small brown leather snap pouch; Austrian uniform brass belt buckle; canvas red cross arm band, stamped "92982"; pair of canvas goggles with yellow lenses; U.S. Army uniform cap; U.S. Army officer's peaked cap; German uniform cap; aluminum mess cup; tin mess cup stamped "U.S." on handle; U.S. Army identification tag marked "Joachim Cusachs Lt. Batt. B. 53rd D.F.A."; German identification tag marked "Max Kasper, Helfenberb. b. Dresden". Provenance: Gaspar Cusachs, entrepreneur, historian and collector, (1855-1929), collected by his son, Joachim Cusachs (1893-1918), while serving in Europe during WWI; The Gaspar Cusachs Collection, loaned to the Louisiana State Museum, New Orleans, LA (c. 1918-2016).