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Overcoat

Object Number: 
1945.101
Date: 
1917-1918
Medium: 
Wool, silk, plastic, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 x 29 x 54 1/2 in. ( 10.2 x 73.7 x 138.4 cm )
Marks: 
printed: on label inside neck: "MAJOR JOHN B. WALKER"
Description: 
Olive drab wool double-breasted officer's overcoat; closed double collar (2 sets hooks and eyes); 5 buttons down the front on each side; closed sleeves (no cuffs) with 5-strand black lacing sleeve knots, left sleeve knot has double chevron applied; vertical pockets with flaps which buttons closed at each hip; one panel at the back, pleated at the center from collar to waistline, 2 straps at the waistline which fasten at the center with 2 buttons, skirt is split from waistline to bottom, with 3 buttons to fasten skirt closed; coat lined with olive drab plain weave wool, sleeves lined with brown twill-weave silk, vertical slit pockets on both sides.
Gallery Label: 
This overcoat was worn by John B. Walker while he served as a doctor during World War I.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. John B. Walker
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group