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Blouse

Object Number: 
1946.91d
Date: 
1942-1946
Medium: 
Cotton, plastic, mother of pearl
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 1/2 x 16 x 26 in. ( 3.8 x 40.6 x 66 cm )
Marks: 
printed: on label inside neck: "Alice Johnson" embroidered: on label, inside by bottom buttonhole: "AN EXCLUSIVE / BOZART / 14 / CUSTOM MADE BLOUSE" stamped: on label, inside by bottom buttonhole: "WOMEN'S NAVAL RESERVE / Name / Rate"
Description: 
Navy blue cotton women's blouse; double collar; 4 plastic and mother of pearl buttons down the front; open sleeves with false cuffs, 1 button at each wrist; yoke across the back of the shoulders, one panel on the back.
Gallery Label: 
This blouse is part of a uniform worn by Alice Johnson while she served as a "Spar" with the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II. A "Spar" was a member of the women's reserve of the U.S. Coast Guard.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Alice Johnson
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group