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Object Name Uniform
Alternate Name Girl Scout Uniform
Date ca. 1917
Description Girl Scout uniform made of brown cotton twill fabric. A: Long-sleeve jacket with notched lapel, front button closure, and self-fabric belt; buttons have the Girl Scout trefoil design with eagle and shield. B: Long-sleeve pullover middy style shirt with lace-up opening in front and two breast pockets with trefoil buttons. Shirt has applied cloth patches and insignia. C: Calf-length skirt with gathered waist, two front pockets with buttoned flaps, and hook and eye closure. D: Knee-length bloomers, gathered at leg openings. It is possible that the various parts of this outfit were interchanged, and it might have been worn with a hat and/or neckerchief.
(Keywords: Scouting, Fashion, Teenagers, Twentieth Century, New York)
Acquisition Gift of Jack and June Cole Gilbert
Ownership and History According to the donor, June Cole Gilbert, this uniform was worn by her aunt, Winona Margaret Cole (1902-1979) of Staten Island. Winona, the daughter of Winona Margaret Barr and David Austen Cole, was married to Martin Walley in 1923. She lived in Mariners Harbor and worked as a stenographer at the National Lead Company.
Earliest Date 1914
Latest Date 1925
Subjects Organizations
Girls
Clothing & dress
Lexicon Sub-category Clothing -- Outerwear
Associated People Cole, Winona Margaret
Catalog Number 97.016.0006.A-D
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by The Coby Foundation, 2009.
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