Unidentified Aviator - circa Great War
Divided reverse. No correspondence..
Studio portrait of an as yet unidentified aviator. He is wearing a German M1913 pattern crash helmet (Sturzhelm) and goggles.
Pilots and observers received a special helmet in 1913, the Sturzhelm, made from cowhide with a Feldgrau coating. The front peak had a depth of 5cm in the middle and a total length of 25cm. At both sides were two leather ear caps, ending in a strap or a buckle. The neck was protected with a piece of leather 26.5cm in length and 10cm in width.