Cotton, plastic, mother of pearl
Overall: 1 1/2 x 16 x 26 in. ( 3.8 x 40.6 x 66 cm )
Navy blue cotton women's blouse; double collar; 4 plastic and mother of pearl buttons down the front; open sleeves with false cuffs, 1 button at each wrist; yoke across the back of the shoulders, one panel on the back.
Gift of Alice Johnson
printed: on label inside neck: "Alice Johnson" embroidered: on label, inside by bottom buttonhole: "AN EXCLUSIVE / BOZART / 14 / CUSTOM MADE BLOUSE" stamped: on label, inside by bottom buttonhole: "WOMEN'S NAVAL RESERVE / Name / Rate"
This blouse is part of a uniform worn by Alice Johnson while she served as a "Spar" with the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II. A "Spar" was a member of the women's reserve of the U.S. Coast Guard.
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