Doughboy Uniform

Description
Physical Description
Brown wool button-down jacket and brown wool breeches.
General History
Enlisted soldier's uniform. The brown, doughy color of the uniform led to these soldiers being referred to as "doughboys," though the exact derivation of the nickname has been debated.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
breeches
date made
early 20th century
associated date
1917-1918
Physical Description
wool (overall material)
Measurements
overall (padded): 39 in x 15 in x 2 1/2 in; 99.06 cm x 38.1 cm x 6.35 cm
used
Europe
Associated Place
United States
ID Number
1977.0082.06
accession number
1977.0082
catalog number
1977.0082.06
81199M
subject
Military
ThinkFinity
event
World War I
The Emergence of Modern America
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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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