Cotton, mother of pearl
Overall: 1 1/2 x 16 x 26 in. ( 3.8 x 40.6 x 66 cm )
Light blue cotton women's blouse; double collar; 4 mother of pearl buttons down the front; open sleeves with false cuffs, 1 button at each wrist; yoke across the back at the shoulders, on panel on the back.
Gift of Alice Johnson
printed: on label inside neck: "Alice Johnson" embroidered: on label inside neck: "MADE & SOLD UNDER / AUTHORITY OF U.S. NAVY / U.S. WOMEN'S / NAVAL RESERVE" embroidered: on label inside, by bottom buttonhole: "AN EXCLUSIVE / BOZART / 12 / CUSTOM MADE BLOUSE" printed: 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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