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Civil Defense Volunteer Organization Uniform
Wool, silk, metal
Artist/Maker:Saks Fifth Avenue
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This item was owned by Esther Nachman (1902-1998), the material great-aunt of the donor. Esther was born in Greece, grew up on the Lower East Side, and spent much of her adult life living in the Kingsbridge section of the Bronx.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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