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You've searched: Women Veterans Historical Project

  • Era: world war ii era (1940-1946)
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    • [WAVES officer's combination hat, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • WAVES officer's combination hat with upturned sides, white cover, and navy officer's cap device, circa 1943. Worn with interchangeable navy blue, white, or seersucker top.
    • WV0001 Women Veterans General Textile Collection
    • [Red Cross Gray Lady cap, circa 1941]

    • 1941
    • Red Cross "Dutch" cap made of dove gray seersucker with white front and red cross sewn on front, circa 1941. Worn by hospital and recreation workers with Gray Lady dress.
    • WV0001 Women Veterans General Textile Collection
    • [American Women's Voluntary Services legionnaire kepi, circa 1942]

    • 1942
    • American Women's Voluntary Services blue Legionnaire kepi with flat top and square visor, white stripe with cobalt blue piping, and AWVS membership pin, circa 1942. This now-faded cap was once a blue-grey color.
    • WV0001 Women Veterans General Textile Collection
    • [Red Cross special services hat, circa 1942]

    • 1942
    • Red Cross Volunteer Special Services blue cap with red cross on white square sewn in the center, circa 1942. Worn with Volunteer Special Services indoor dress.
    • WV0001 Women Veterans General Textile Collection
    • [Red Cross special services indoor dress, circa 1942]

    • 1942
    • Commando blue Volunteer Special Services indoor dress with short sleeves, red cross sewn on left pocket, Red Cross patch on left sleeve, and yellow Staff Assistance Corps epaulets, circa 1942.
    • WV0001 Women Veterans General Textile Collection
    • [Red Cross Gray Lady dress, circa 1941]

    • 1941
    • Red Cross Gray Lady dress in dove gray seersucker with removable white collar and cuffs, epaulets, and ten white buttons, circa 1941. It has a large red cross on a white square sewn on the left pocket. Worn by hospital and recreation workers with...
    • WV0001 Women Veterans General Textile Collection
    • [Women's Army Corps rayon slip, circa 1940s]

    • 1945
    • Women's Army Corps khaki rayon slip, circa 1940s. A knit rayon material was used for slips and underwear. Rayon was favored not only because it was cooler in the summer, but also because rayon was not in great demand for defense purposes.
    • WV0001 Women Veterans General Textile Collection
    • [Coast Guard SPAR winter blue uniform, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • Coast Guard SPAR enlisted winter blue uniform, including tailored navy blue wool blouse with distinctive rounded collar with SPARs insignia, four blue plastic Coast Guard buttons, and embroidered Coast Guard shield on lower right sleeve, circa...
    • WV0001 Women Veterans General Textile Collection
    • [Women's Army Corps olive drab uniform, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • Women's Army Corps olive drab officer's winter uniform, including blouse with four olive drab plastic buttons, officer's lapel insignia, shoulder straps, two pocket flaps, two slash pockets, and mohair cuff braid on lower sleeve, circa 1943. Worn...
    • WV0001 Women Veterans General Textile Collection
    • [Women's Army Corps coveralls, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Women's Army Corps one-piece twill herringbone coveralls or work suit, with two breast pockets, attached belt, and two side pockets, circa 1944. Intended for mechanical work though criticized for poor sizing and the heavy weight of the material.
    • WV0001 Women Veterans General Textile Collection
    • [Cadet Nurse Corps gray and white uniform, 1943]

    • 1943
    • Cadet Nurse Corps gray and white cotton summer uniform with U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) insignia on left lapel, red passants with one Maltese cross indicating junior cadet, four silver removable buttons embossed with the emblem of the USPHS,...
    • WV0001 Women Veterans General Textile Collection
    • [American Women's Voluntary Services uniform, circa 1942]

    • 1942
    • American Women's Voluntary Services blue uniform with military-style blouse with four buttons embossed with "A.W.V.S." two patch pockets, and two pocket flaps, and shoulder straps, circa 1942. Left shoulder sleeve has the AWVS patch, the "War...
    • WV0001 Women Veterans General Textile Collection
    • [Women's Army Auxiliary Corps chocolate brown hobby hat, 1942]

    • 1942
    • Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) chocolate brown visored hat with chin strap placed above visor and enlisted insignia, 1942. Referred to as "Hobby Hat" after the director of the WAAC, Oveta Culp Hobby.
    • WV0001 Women Veterans General Textile Collection
    • [American Women's Voluntary Services garrison cap, circa 1942]

    • 1941
    • American Women's Voluntary Services (AWVS) blue garrison cap with dark blue piping and AWVS membership pin, circa 1941. This now-faded cap was once a blue-gray color. It is missing the AWVS membership pin, which would have been pinned to the left...
    • WV0001 Women Veterans General Textile Collection

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