Well, after months of waiting it has finally arrived. My WWI US Field Service Adrian Helmet.
One of my bucket list items!! I have never seen another in person.
This one is in excellent condition given its 100 year old age. While missing the chin strap the leather liner is in fantastic condition and still flexible. Two small dents in the shell which I don't mind at all.
It is dome stamped "56" however not sure what this indicates.
The AFS were volunteer ambulance drivers recruited from the Ivy League colleges prior to the US entering the war. I could be wrong but I do not think there were more than 2,500 member.
Would love to hear your feedback or corrections to my facts!