#NatsHats: Some Like it Plain

Not everyone is in to the gliz and glam of Art Laneau’s style.  According to this picture, most pith helmets went undecorated.

This image from Model Airplane News December 1960 shows the popularity of plain white pith helmets worn at Nats.
National Model Aviation Museum, Lee Renaud Memorial Library Collection. Harps, Harry E. “Free Flighters Impressions.” Model Airplane News, vol. 63, no. 6, December 1960, pg. 16.

Undecorated, maybe, but clean not so much.

This plain white pith helmet is dirty and smeared with greasy fingerprints.
White Helmet, National Model Aviation Museum Permanent Collection. Found in Collection, 2010.01.09.

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