Uniforms of the

United States Life-Saving Service

1889-1914


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A photo of a Life Saving Service uniform. Unidentified keeper & crew, no date, standard uniform.
A photo of a Life Saving Service uniform. Unidentified keeper & crew, no date, crew wears summer "working suits" while keeper is wearing the standard uniform.
A photo of a Life Saving Service uniform. Orleans Life-Saving crew, boat drill, crew is wearing summer working suits, keeper is in the standard uniform, with cork vests, 1908 
A photo of a Life Saving Service uniform. Unidentified keeper & crew, no date, standard uniforms
A photo of a Life Saving Service uniform. Official U.S. Life-Saving Service coat button
A photo of a Life Saving Service uniform. Unidentified keeper & crew, no date, standard uniforms
A photo of a Life Saving Service uniform. Unidentified keeper, no date,
standard uniform
A photo of a Life Saving Service uniform. Standard "working suit"
A photo of a Life Saving Service uniform. Surfman Howard Daniel Browning of Station
Narragansett Pier (#54), Rhode Island, wearing the 
standard winter-style uniform, circa 1909
A photo of a Life Saving Service uniform. Unidentified keeper, no date,
standard uniform
A photo of a Life Saving Service uniform. "Storm suit." no date.  Keeper Benjamin Cameron of the USLSS Station Kenosha, Wisconsin.  This is a photo taken by L. M. Thiers and is entitled "Throwing the Life Line."  It was published in the 31 March 1902 Milwaukee Sentinal.  
A photo of a Life Saving Service uniform. Standard "storm suit," no date, with walking stick and lantern.
A photo of a Life Saving Service uniform. Illustration of the cork life vest, no date.
A photo of a Life Saving Service uniform. Nauset Life-Saving crew launching their surfboat, all wearing mixed uniforms with wading boots and cork life vests; no date, possibly post-1915 era.
A photo of a Life Saving Service uniform. Wallis Sands Life-Saving crew wearing "storm suits" with cork life vests, no date.
A surfman's check badge Surfman's "Check" badge, front, from Station 110, New Jersey.
A surfman's check badge Surfman's "Check" badge, rear, from Station 110, New Jersey.

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