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Trousers

Trousers
Title
Trousers
Date 
1941-1942
Medium 
Wool, cotton, plastic
Dimensions 
Overall: 1 1/2 x 14 1/4 x 44 in. ( 3.8 x 36.2 x 111.8 cm )
Description 
Dark olive drab wool trousers; 5 button fly; 7 belt loops around waistband; right side horizontal slit watch pocket, vertical slit pockets at the side seams, no rear pockets; waist and pockets lined with white cotton.
Credit Line 
Gift of Edward N. Wyant
Object Number 
1946.173b
Marks 
stamped: inside waistband, above right pocket: "G R ROBERTS" handwritten: right pocket lining: "409 / (illeg.)" stamped: inside waistband, above left pocket: "(illeg.) / OCT. '42"
Gallery Label 
These trousers are part of a uniform that was probably worn by Staff Sergent Edward N. Wyant when he served in the Marine Corps during World War II. The Society also owns the other pieces to this uniform.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group