Civil Defense Volunteer Organization Uniform

Is owned by NYHS: 
Yes
Civil Defense Volunteer Organization Uniform
Title
Civil Defense Volunteer Organization Uniform
Date 
1942-1945
Medium 
Wool, silk, metal
Dimensions 
see individual object records for dimensions
Description 
Medium blue wool women's New York Civil Defense Volunteer's uniform (see individual object records for complete descriptions).
Object Number 
1946.89a-c
Marks 
embroidered: maker's label, inside neck: "Saks Fifth Avenue"cast: on the face of each button: "E PLURISBUS UNUM"stamped: on reverse of each button: "HANDY MACHCO / NEW YORK"
Gallery Label 
This uniform was worn in New York City, 1942-1945, by a member of the Civilian Defense Volunteer Organization. After the sinking of thousands of tons of shipping near New York harbor and German radio's threat to target New York, Mayor La Guardia formed the Civil Defense. During the war more than 400,000 New Yorkers joined.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group