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Object Name: Coat
Date: 1942-1946
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Medium: Wool, silk, plastic
Dimensions: Overall: 2 1/2 x 17 1/2 x 32 1/2 in. ( 6.4 x 44.4 x 82.6 cm )
Place made: North America, United States
Description: Dark blue wool women's single-breasted jacket, with double collar and shallow lapels; anchor insignia on the corner of the collars, 4 buttons down the front, closed sleeves (no cuffs), insignia on the left shoulder with white eagle over "I" above one red stripe chevron, false pockets at each breast; 3 panels at the back; lined with dark blue silk, horizontal slit pocket at each breast.
Credit Line: Gift of Miss Alma M. Siefert and Miss Dorothy Schroer
Object Number: 1946.37e
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Marks: embroidered: inside neck, on label: "MADE & SOLD UNDER / AUTHORITY OF U.S. NAVY / U.S. WOMEN'S NAVAL RESERVE" printed: inside, tag in right breast pocket: "WOMEN'S NAVAL RESERVE / NAME / RATE / U.S. 101" handwritten: inside, tag in right breast pocket: "90(2?)"

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This jacket is part of a uniform worn by Alma M. Siefert, who served in the Navy, with the Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service (W.A.V.E.S.).