Work coat

Object Number: 
1946.41a
Date: 
1944
Medium: 
Cotton, plastic
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 x 22 x 31 1/4 in. ( 7.6 x 55.9 x 79.4 cm )
Marks: 
embroidered: inside left breast, on maker's label: "The / Commodore / by RATNER / SAN DIEGO, CAL."
Description: 
Gray cotton canvas Naval officer's single-breasted work coat; double collar and short lapels, shoulder boards with Lieutenant's double stripe lacing and a single 5-pointed star on each side, 3 buttons down the front, closed sleeves (no cuffs), a pocket at each breast and each hip, pockets have flaps which button closed, false waistband around the stomach; all buttons cast with an eagle perched on an anchor above 3 cannon balls and surrounded by starts; 2 panels at the back, skirt split below false waistband; inside unlined, horizontal slit pocket at each breast, pockets lined with gray cotton.
Gallery Label: 
This work jacket is part of a uniform worn by H. Maxson Holloway, who served as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy during World War II, from 1943-1945.
Credit Line: 
Gift of H. Maxson Holloway
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group