Herringbone Twill Coveralls

Description
Physical Description
Herringbone twill mechanic's coveralls.
General History
Wartime mobilization called for work and sacrifices at home. Rationing, scrap metal drives, and Victory Gardens became part of civilian life in the 1940s. One dramatic social change was the enlistment of women for military service and their essential work in war plants. Coveralls such as these were commonly worn in factories by all workers.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
coveralls
Object Type
coveralls
associated date
1941-1945
Physical Description
cotton (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 60 in x 19 1/2 in; 152.4 cm x 49.53 cm
Associated Place
United States
ID Number
1985.0611.0126
accession number
1985.0611
catalog number
1985.0611.0126
subject
Military
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event
World War II
The Great Depression and World War II
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Armed Forces History: Armed Forces History, Military
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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