American Red Cross uniform, ca 1957 - 1960


One (1) woman's American Red Cross uniform consisting of a dress, belt. This uniform was worn by Frances Marie Wilkinson who volunteered with the American Red Cross from 1957 - 1960 while in Japan.

2018.0280.01a - dress - Light blue and white striped short sleeve dress with buttons up the center. Red Cross patch on sleeve. Red Cross symbol stitched on top pocket. American Red Cross Volunteer pin and Home Nursing pin above top pocket. BOHE name plate. Tag inside reads "MERCANTILE UNIFORMS / NEW YORK / SIZE 10"

2018.0280.01b - belt - Light blue and white striped belt with two buttons.

This uniform was worn by Frances Marie (Wilkinson) Bohe as a volunteer with the American Red Cross in Yokohama, Japan, where she lived from 1957 to 1960 while her husband Stanley Alma Bohe was stationed there with the U.S. Army.

Frances had been born in Arkansas in 1925 and received a teaching degree from the University of Arkansas. She taught first through fourth graders for a year before marrying Stanley in 1944. Over the years, the Bohes were stationed in Florida, Germany, and Japan. In Yokohama, the family, including a son and daughter, lived in a house off the Army base and employed a Japanese woman named Kiyoko as a maid.

Date Used: ca 1957 - 1960

Location: Currently not on view

Place Used: JapanPlace Made: United States: New YorkAssociated Place: China

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Credit Line: Gail Wollin

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2018.0280.01Accession Number: 2018.0280Catalog Number: 2018.0280.01

Object Name: uniform

Physical Description: fabric; plastic; metal (overall material)Measurements: dress: 121 cm x 77 cm x .9 cm; 47 5/8 in x 30 5/16 in x 11/32 inbelt: 73 cm x 3.2 cm x .9 cm; 28 3/4 in x 1 1/4 in x 11/32 in


Record Id: nmah_1915397

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