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Officer's dress

Object Number: 
1946.58a
Date: 
1942-1946
Medium: 
Cotton, plastic, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 3/8 x 28 1/2 x 42 in. ( 3.5 x 72.4 x 106.7 cm )
Marks: 
embroidered: on label inside neck: "MADE AND SOLD UNDER / AUTHORITY OF U.S. NAVY / W.A.V.E.S."
Description: 
Brown and white pin striped cotton seer-sucker short-sleeved Lieutenant's dress with closed double collar; V-neck with lapels, vertical slit pocket on the left shoulder, lightly gathered around the waistband, one pleat at the center front of skirt; waistband buttons on the left with a fabric tab crossing over a vertical 11" side zipper.
Gallery Label: 
This dress is part of a W.A.V.E.S. uniform. "W.A.V.E.S." stands for "Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service." The branch was formed for the Navy during World War II, around 1942. The Society owns the remaining items to this uniform, as well as an additional complete W.A.V.E.S. uniform.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Mary Jane Natto
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group