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Hat

Hat
Hat
Title
Hat
Date 
1942-1946
Medium 
Textile
Dimensions 
Overall: 4 x 10 1/2 x 8 1/2 in. ( 10.2 x 26.7 x 21.6 cm )
Description 
WAVES textile hat with gored white crown which is attached with snaps to soft blue brim; blue ribbon band with "U.S. NAVY" machine-embroidered in gold.
Credit Line 
Gift of Miss Alma M. Siefert and Miss Dorothy Schroer
Object Number 
1946.37a
Marks 
cloth label: stitched inside back of brim: "MADE AND SOLD UNDER / AUTHORITY OF U.S. NAVY / W.A.V.E.S." machine-embroidered: on hatband: "U. S. NAVY"
Gallery Label 
Women who served in the U.S. Navy during World War II were known by the acronym "WAVES" (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service). Other parts of the WAVES uniform were also given by the donors.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group