|This photograph by James Coughlin records the color guard of an unidentified United States infantry regiment in the Philippine Islands sometime around 1910.
The three enlisted men at right wear the M1908 pattern summer service uniforms and the M1887 pattern sun helmets. All three men are armed with 1903 Springfield Rifles and
bayonets. All three soldiers wear interesting variations of collar insignia. The sergeant bearing the colors at center right wears simple "U.S." collar badges while the enlisted men to
the left and right wear double sets of collar discs. While I have never seen this method of wearing collar discs in person my assumption is that one "U.S." disc was worn on each side
along with one regimental/branch of service disc on each side. The sergeant also wears one campaign ribbon and the 1897 style army marksman qualification badge. The solider to his
right also wears a single campaign ribbon.
The officer at far right wears a similar pattern summer service uniform with a slightly different pattern sun helmet which was probably privately purchased and may have been of
British manufacture. He wears three campaign ribbon and wears mounted pattern gauntlets.
10 Inches by 7 3/4 Inches
(25.2 cm x 20 cm)
James Coughlin - Photographer