Wool, silk, metal
Overall: 2 x 18 1/2 x 29 1/2 in. ( 5.1 x 47 x 74.9 cm )
Olive brown wool single-breasted women's uniform coat; 4 buttons down the front; double collar with shallow lapels, with "U.S." insignia on each corner of the collar, air service insignia on each corner of lapels; shoulder loops with 2 silver bars, button at the collar end; aviation patch on left shoulder, closed sleeves (no cuffs), with one band of gilt lacing around each wrist; breast pockets with flaps which button closed, color bar above left breast pocket, diagonal slit pockets at the hips; all buttons cast with the Great Seal of the U.S.; 2 panels at the back.
Gift of Captain Louise Riederer
cast: on face of each button: "E PLURIBUS UNUM" stamped: reverse of each button: "SUPERIOR / QUALITY" applied: each collar corner: "U.S."
According to the accession record, this uniform was worn by Captain Louise Riederer during World War II while serving in the Women's Army Corps uniform.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.