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Wearing a U.S. issue M1902 campaign hat, khaki tunic, and Kipling's "twisty piece o' rag" this man was an Ingorot member of the Philippine Constabulary. Members of the Ingorot ethnic group who enlisted in the Constabulary while wearing U.S.-issued hats and jackets preferred going bare-legged and bare-footed with little else other than a traditional loincloth. Ingorot members of the Philippine Scouts also seem to have adopted this fashion statement.


Sometime before 1920 this casual uniform standard ceased and standard-issue trousers, boots, and leggings were ordered to be worn.

Unmounted Photograph
3 1/4 Inches by 5 3/8 Inches
(13.2 cm x 8 cm)
Unknown Photographer
Baguio, Luzon, Philippine Islands
c. 1910

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