[LMB] Colors

WILLIAM A WENRICH wawenri at msn.com
Sat Jan 8 21:08:13 GMT 2022

Uniforms as in the same for everyone were probably too expensive for most of history.

William A Wenrich

  *   A sinner dependent on God’s grace.

From: Lois-Bujold <lois-bujold-bounces at lists.herald.co.uk> on behalf of Howard Brazee <howard at brazee.net>
Sent: Saturday, January 8, 2022 10:51:27 AM
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Subject: Re: [LMB] Colors

> On Jan 8, 2022, at 10:47 AM, Margaret Dean <margdean56 at gmail.com> wrote:
> It all probably does trace back to heraldry (and flags/banners), which
> indeed originated on the battlefield as a way to distinguish friend from
> foe. In sports where the two teams mingle / interact with each other, I
> suspect team colors *still* have that function, for the players as well as
> the spectators.

The era when military uniforms were brightly identifiable is smaller than we think.
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