Photograph shows caddy Mozart Johnson wearing “the latest safety device for golf courses” fashioned from wire-mesh and worn over the head and upper torso to protect “caddies and ball-retrievers from wild golf balls.” According to the Library of Congress it “is the newest safety device seen on California links.” So basically this mouse-trap armor protect everything but your arms and legs which seem to be free targets…FORE!
Golf Ball Collector, 1926
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