Overall: 4 x 10 1/2 x 8 1/2 in. ( 10.2 x 26.7 x 21.6 cm )
WAVES' textile hat with gored white crown which is attached with snaps to soft blue brim; blue ribbon band with "U.S. NAVY" machine-embroidered in gold.
Gift of Miss Alma M. Siefert and Miss Dorothy Schroer
cloth label: stitched inside back of brim: "MADE AND SOLD UNDER / AUTHORITY OF U.S. NAVY / W.A.V.E.S." machine-embroidered: on hatband: "U. S. NAVY"
Women who served in the U.S. Navy during World War II were known by the acronym "WAVES" (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service). Other parts of the WAVES uniform were also given by the donors.
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