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Shirt

Shirt
Title
Shirt
Date 
1941-1946
Medium 
Cotton, horn, silk
Dimensions 
Overall: 2 1/2 x 22 1/2 x 33 in. ( 6.4 x 57.2 x 83.8 cm )
Description 
Khaki-colored cotton summer service uniform shirt; double collar; shoulder loops which button at the collar end; 7 buttons down the front; open sleeves with false cuffs, 2 buttons at each wrist, aviation shoulder patch with golden wings and white star with red circle at the center against blue ground.
Credit Line 
Gift of Paul H. Downing
Object Number 
1946.119a
Marks 
handwritten: inside neck: "P. H. DOWNING" embroidered: on label inside yoke: "B / BATTERY / UNIFORM CO. / 311 FIFTH AVE. / NEW YORK CITY"
Gallery Label 
This shirt is part of a summer service uniform worn by Paul H. Downing during World War II. Downing served as Lieutenant Colonel in the Air Corps, as commanding officer of the Rochester (New York) Materiel Command.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group