“What We Like to Think We Looked Like”
Print depicts Colonial Marine being admired by womenfolk.
40% of the purchase price from this print directly benefits the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation
The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation is the Nation’s oldest and largest provider of need-based scholarships to military children, with particular attention given to those whose parent has been killed or wounded in combat, or who have demonstrated financial need.
- Measures 24″ x 19″
- Printed on archival quality paper
“Marines were provided with a new hat; short coat; waistcoat; pair of breeches; and a hunting shirt, often designated as blue.
Many of the first recruits were selected because of previous sea duty, and wore a cast-off combination of civilian and naval gear. He wasn’t pretty, but he was tough.
Sometime during the latter half of 1776, stocks of the prescribed uniform were accumulated and issued to some of the Marines. It is assumed that they came from a stock of pre-war uniforms intended for the Philadelphia Associator Company.”
– Excerpt from Marines and Others: The Paintings of Colonel Charles Waterhouse USMCR (Ret)