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Object Name: Woman's coat
Date: 1943-1946
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Medium: Wool, silk, metal
Dimensions: Overall: 2 x 18 1/2 x 29 1/2 in. ( 5.1 x 47 x 74.9 cm )
Place made: North America, United States
Description: Olive brown wool single-breasted women's uniform coat; 4 buttons down the front; double collar with shallow lapels, with "U.S." insignia on each corner of the collar, air service insignia on each corner of lapels; shoulder loops with 2 silver bars, button at the collar end; aviation patch on left shoulder, closed sleeves (no cuffs), with one band of gilt lacing around each wrist; breast pockets with flaps which button closed, color bar above left breast pocket, diagonal slit pockets at the hips; all buttons cast with the Great Seal of the U.S.; 2 panels at the back.
Credit Line: Gift of Captain Louise Riederer
Object Number: 1946.70a
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Marks: cast: on face of each button: "E PLURIBUS UNUM" stamped: reverse of each button: "SUPERIOR / QUALITY" applied: each collar corner: "U.S."

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According to the accession record, this uniform was worn by Captain Louise Riederer during World War II while serving in the Women's Army Corps uniform.