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World War I Aviator archive of 2nd Lieutenant George Winchester Scales (1892-1979) of the Signal Corp. George was the son of Confederate Naval officer, Dabney Minor Scales. Archive includes a WWI Pilot Aviator uniform made by Kahn Tailoring of Indianapolis, Indiana (The company was a main producer of military uniforms for World Wars I and II).Uniform includes the tunic with sewn "Dallas" wings, US eagle buttons and collar pins, trousers, a brown leather Sam Browne Belt and white fabric collar. Other items include an official Army document recording Lt. Scales appointment as 2nd Lieutenant to the aviation section of the signal corp, Lt. Scales Army discharge document, Air Service Flight Request, numerous photographs of Mr. Scales in his military uniform and of different periods of his civilian life. Archive also includes trench art vase designed from an artillery shell with Cross of Lorraine and Federal shield design. Civilian life archive includes a picture of the Ford dealership Scales operated in Sheriden, Wyoming, a contract agreement between George Scales and Ford Motor company, a 1911 Topography map of Sheridan, WY, and a Wyoming delegate pin from the 3rd Annual American Legion Convention. CONDITION: Uniform with moth damage to pocket and sleave & light stains to pocket, Sheridan, WY map with fold separations, tape.