Blanket worn by WWI Mascot Stubby

Blanket worn by WWI Mascot Stubby

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This chamois blanket was made for Stubby by the women of Chateau-Thierry after the recapture of that city in June 1918 by combined French and American troops. It is decorated with various badges, medals and insignia; in the center is an embroidered wreath of the flags of the Allies (Victory patch). There is an overcoat button with braided cord which fastens the blanket at the chest.
The following medals, badges and insignia are attached to the blanket:
Victory patch(embroidered wreath-flags of allies); American Legion (New Orleans); American Legion (Kansas City); Omaha American Legion; General Service Button 25-ligne (there are 3 of these); "Chatilon" badge; "Ste Genevieve" badge; Foreign Service, American Red Cross badge; "Jeneanne D'Arc" badge; Brest medal; WWI Victory medal; "NE PASSE PAS" medal (commemorating the Battle of Verdun); "Stubby, May 13, 1921" badge; service stripe, enlisted man, WWI; 26th Yankee Division patch (there are 2 of these); "Republique Francaise" medal; "St Mihiel" badge; miniature Purple Heart; "Chateau Thierry/Cote 204" badge; St. Paul Minnesota American Legion Convention badge; Minneapolis American Legion Annual Convention badge; "Stubby A.E.F. Mascot World War I" identification tag; WWI 3 year service or wound stripes; discharge chevron; "Stubby" braided cord; "New Haven" cross of service in WWI; "Stubby 102nd US" braid sewn to fabric; "Lindsay" Canadian maple leaf.
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Object Name
Physical Description
leather (overall material)
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World War I
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National Museum of American History
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