Doughboy Uniform


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.

Date Made: early 20th centuryAssociated Date: 1917-1918

Location: Currently not on view

Used: EuropeAssociated Place: United States

Related Event: World War IThe Emergence of Modern America


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Exhibition Location:

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1977.0082.06Accession Number: 1977.0082Catalog Number: 1977.0082.0681199M

Object Name: breechesOther Terms: breeches; Man; Army; Enlisted Man

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


Record Id: nmah_449369

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