Some articles on bearskin, white bearskins:
... dress of the rest of regiment required the wearing of a black bearskin shako, the kettle drummers wore white bearskins ... The tradition of the white bearskins originated in 1894, when Tsar Nicholas II became colonel-in-chief of the Scots Greys, he presented the original white bearskins ... Initially, this was because the Czar of Russia presented the kettle drummers with the white bearskins ...
Famous quotes containing the word white:
“I dont have any doubts that there will be a place for progressive white people in this country in the future. I think the paranoia common among white people is very unfounded. I have always organized my life so that I could focus on political work. Thats all I want to do, and thats all that makes me happy.”
—Hettie V., South African white anti-apartheid activist and feminist. As quoted in Lives of Courage, ch. 21, by Diana E. H. Russell (1989)