Coat

Object Number: 
1945.514a
Date: 
1940-1945
Medium: 
Linen, metal, wool
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 x 19 1/2 x 31 in. ( 7.6 x 49.5 x 78.7 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: reverse of front buttons: "SUPERIOR / QUALITY" embroidered: inside neck, on label: "TAILORED BY GOODALL / Palm Beach / REG. U.S. PATENT. / FROM THE GENUINE CLOTH" embroidered: inside, below breast pocket, on label: "MENS STORE / John Wanamak
Description: 
Khaki-colored linen single-breasted ensign's coat; double collar and shallow lapels; black wool shoulder boards with one gilt stripe approx. 5/8" wide, 5-pointed gold star at the center, button at collar end; 3 buttons down the front, 4 pockets on the front with flaps which button closed; all buttons cast with an eagle clutching an arrow above 3 cannon balls, surrounded by stars; closed sleeves (no cuffs); back in 2 panels with waistband between bodice and split skirt; inside unlined, right breast pocket in facing.
Gallery Label: 
This ensign's coat was worn by Abel I. Smith, when he served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Abel I. Smith, Jr.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group