1920s Argentine Army officer with prussian style visor hat.
1970s Cadet Lanyard. This is not the uniform of the era, but we can see the cord or lanyard for service in the military school uniform. This type of cord is still used and sometimes carries whistles.
1970s National Military College.
Century 19th Visor Hats:
Reproduction of a wheel cap (Early 19th Century Officer Visor hat) of Colonnel, commonly used as forage or campaign caps in the Army (Cavalry, Horse Grenadiers) and Navy.
On the right an old drawing of a grenadier of General San Martin during the War of Independence, in late uniform.
In this painting General Pacheco is seen informing General Rosas about the results of the operations during the campaign in the desert (Pampa Region and Patagonia). Pacheco wears an animal skin cap, while Rosas wears a stove pipe shako, a style of the British light infantry of the Napoleonic wars adopted and reproduced by Argentina. Behind Rosas is his assistant, Colonel Pedro Ramos with a forage visor cap. In the background of the scene you can see the troops with the widely used manga garrison (sleeve) cap (sleeve), police bonnet style.
1829 Battle of Vizcacheras. The death of Colonel Friedrich Rauch. It is a drawing of the artist Francisco Fortuny. Note the Wheel "Forage or campaign" cap. At the beginning of the long civil war, both Federal and Unitary used the same uniforms, since they belonged to the same army. to differentiate themselves they used colored ribbons or bands on uniforms and headgear.
In this screen capture of an old Argentine film about federal warlords (Caudillos), you can see the Prussian-style cap visor. On the right you can see this same type of forage visor cap with two officers of the State of Buenos Aires in the mid to late 1850s (Daguerrotype of a museum). These Prussian caps may have been more common on the unitary side, it is a theory, but they could also have been private purchases by the officers of both sides for use in the campaign.
In this painting of the battle of Arroyo Grande 1842, there are some white cap visors with light blue bands belonging to the officers of the unitary side. The supplies, equipment and clothing of the unitary troops came exclusively from the Montevideo warehouses, where the foreign, French, Italian and Spanish legions, among others, were located for a change of regime in Buenos Aires..
Wheel Gran Rueda, Pastel or Plato, cap.
This cap had version with or without visor. Probablly the visor version belonged to the officers. It was used as duty, barrack cap, but also in campaigns.
On the left you can see a wheel cap without a visor in an old movie (Gauchos Caudillos from the Confederacion) from Argentine cinema. They are rare to see, but it seems that during the 19th century they were quite common although the bonnet de police (Gorro or gorrete de manga), type caps were the most common. The style was of the Spanish Carlist type, but more details of those reproduced in the Rio de la Plata are unknown. This type of headcovering was decorated with a pom-pom in the upper central part like the Basque Carlist ones. The French foreign legion that intervened in the Rio de la Plata towards the middle of the 19th century, brought this style of cap. Adopted since the French intervention in Spain in 1823 to end the liberal constitutional regime and re-install the absolutist monarchy. On the right, an old drawing by Fontaneau where the Wheel caps in use in the Cavalry of the Argentine Confederation circa 1830 are reproduced.
1930-31. Caras y Caretas Magazine.
Caras y Caretas 1935.
Left: 8th Infantry Regiment. Comodoro Rivadavia in 1934. Right: 1940s Military College - Photo: UPI/AP
The officer on the left is from the Infantry, using a white summer uniform with a white hat around 1940. The officer on the right uses a uniform Model 1910. The hat is a Prussian style. The visor hats of the era had no chinstraps.. The photo is from 1921.
1900's, Argentine Army. Bavarian-style peaked cap.
Caras y Caretas 1933.
Interesting portraits from Weiss & Son. It shows artillery men of the 6th Regiment from different eras posing. The photo on the right shows the olive uniform from 1936 (used during the 40s). The photo in the middle shows the electric blue parade uniform used in the 20s.
Photo Life Magazine
Model 1940 Argentine Gala Uniform Visor Hat. Blue-Gray Azul Electrico
1950s Argentine Army Gala Visor Cap
Right: Lieutenant Jose Irigoyen, 1940s -1950s style. Left: Lieutenant Mohamed Ali Seineldin, mid-1960s - 1970s style.