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1960s Anti-War Protest Helmet w. Painted Peace Symbol

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    Posted 5 years ago

    HippieArch…
    (506 items)

    This artifact dates from the Vietnam War era - and I believe the helmet is actually from a Vietnam Soldier. Sometimes I have seen these created from WWII helmets. These were used in anti-war protests of the times. An interesting aspect is that it was painted with just gold paint, and not the usually psychedelic pallet. Another aspect that fascinated me is the peace symbol is painted facing the back! Highly unusual - maybe this person saw themself as a leader in the movement? ...Liked it enough to hang it on the wall.

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    1. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 5 years ago
      wonderful!!!
    2. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      SEASON's GREETINGS to YOU & YOURS HIPPIEARCHAEOLOGIST !!! ! !!!
    3. NVAARMYSOLDER, 4 years ago
      could be a hippie drafted into the army or marines or it could be someone who made the helmet for there anty war message
      by the way that's a realy cool helmet

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