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Catalog Number 10782-14
Title Jacket, Service, World War I, Em, Army
Object Name Jacket
Description World War I U.S. Army standing collar cotton jacket. Four patch pockets adorn the front of the garment. This jacket has the characteristic five-button closure, but it also has an extra hook at the bottom for a more secure fit. All buttons bear the U.S. crest. Collar insignia includes the "U.S" enlisted disk on the right and the sign of the Medical Corp on the left. The left shoulder patch, an Arabic '6' on a six-pointed red star, signifies membership in the Sixth Infantry Division. The other two chevrons on the left sleeve denote service and discharge. The red upward-facing chevron shows honorable discharge, while the two bars of the downward facing lower chevron indicates one year of overseas service. The label on the inside of the right bottom pocket indicates production and issuance of the jacket by Wasserman & Levy of New York.
COLORS: drab
TECHNIQUE: machine made
Date 1912, pattern
Year Range from 1915
Year Range to 1919
Culture American
Material cotton, canvas
Made Wasserman & Levy, New York
Makers mark No marks observed
Used Marquette; Hamilton County; Nebraska; USA ; France
Height (in) 7.5
Length (in) 58.37
People Roberts, William. F.
USA, US Army, 6th Inf. Div.
US Army
Other Name Jacket, Men's, Military
Event World War I
History Worn by donor's father, William F. Roberts, during World War I. As a member of the 6th Infantry Division, Mr. Roberts served as a medic in France.
Credit line James R. Roberts, Durango, Colorado
Collection Roberts, James R.