WWI Foot Powder, US Army Reproduction

$5.00

The WWI Foot Powder Reproduction Box is empty.

 

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The WWI 1917 Foot Powder Reproduction Box is empty and is a copy of an original in our collection.

Poor foot hygiene plagued the pre-WWI army, with large numbers of soldiers dealing with fungus, skin infections, blisters, and other complications of poor fitting boots, worn or darned socks, and lack of bathing.  To combat this, soldiers were expected to carry and use foot powder as part of their daily routine.  Sergeants, in turn, inspected their men’s feet on a regular basis, and treated any signs of infection with iodine.

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Weight6 oz

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