1937-1945 Redskins Marching Band Headdress 
Lot Number 743
 
Quantity: Bid Starts: 10/01/2007 10:00:00 
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"Hail to the Redskins! Hail victory! Braves on the warpath! Fight for old D.C.!" is the mantra originally penned by Corinne Griffith for the Washington Redskins. Since its inception in August 1938, this famous (or infamous) fight song has been marched and recited thousands of times by devoted Washingtonians. The offered 1937-1945 Redskins marching band headdress dates not only to the advent of the famed song, but also to a pair of NFL Championships during that era. An intricate relic spanning 24", this piece features a multi-colored headband fashioned in a faux Native American style. Affixed to the headband are thirty-four rods which hold the white feathers measuring 6-8" in length. The fastening white twine and decorative cloth is slightly weathered but intact. This artifact is also moderately soiled throughout but, with concise and intact stitching, has survived the decades quite well. The imagery of a stouthearted marching band member romping about during the early years of the Redskins dynasty wearing this headdress serves this artifact well. 
 
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