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Catalog Number 3028-1
Title Jacket, Service, Ofc, USA
Object Name Jacket
Description The jacket is a m1911 olive drab standing collar dress coat with four patch-styled pockets, shoulder loops, and 5 black metal buttons adorned with the Army eagle insignia. A woven gold strip adorns the sleeves directly above the cuff symbolizing the wearer's O-1 or Second Lieutenant rank. A red brassard with white "C" is midway up the left sleeve symbolizing Dr. Addison Sheldon's service as a war correspondent overseas during WWI. Within the accession number is one pair of knicker style button trousers meant to be worn with leggings, utility belt included.
COLORS: Olive drab
Date 1917
Year Range from 1917
Year Range to 1920
Material wool, leather, silk
Place of Origin USA
Makers mark EACH SLEEVE HAS A BROWN BRAID BAND ON THE SLEEVE CUFF, RED BAND L ARM
Height (in) 5
Length (in) 11.25
People Sheldon, Addison Erwin, 1861-1943
Search Terms U.S. Army
Other Name Jacket, Men's, Military
Event World War I
History Uniform worn by Dr. Addison Sheldon during his service overseas during World War I as a war correspondent.
Credit line Ruth Sheldon, Lincoln (Lancaster), Nebraska
Collection Sheldon, Ruth