In the September 2020 issue of Military Trader, we presented photos of mannequin displays constructed by members of the Facebook group, World War I AEF Collectors (See the original article can be found HERE). That article prompted several readers to share their own, special display techniques. We are pleased to share some of them here
Perhaps the most impressive photos we have seen are those of A. Gustaf “Gus” Bryngelson’s “mini museum.”
Robert von Zeppelin wrote, “My objective in displaying the uniforms is to show what a complete-as-possible uniform looks like. In some areas of my house, one has to slide through the displayed uniforms like a snake!"
Robert Von Zeppelin's Uniforms on display range from the War of 1812 through the Cold War.
Jim Kline commented, "I like mannequins."
Ron Brown wrote, “My collection covers the span between the Civil War and present. It features the infantry load-bearing equipment of each era."
Ron Brown uses neutral and soft pastel faces so as to not detract from the display."
Steve Murtagh wrote, "I'm in the process of having a new museum room built, so as soon as I put my collection out again I'll send you some photos. I'm only an amateur collector but have attached a photo of part of my collection when it was in the old room.
Not all military collections have to be large to be impressive.