American Red Cross uniform, ca 1957 - 1960

American Red Cross uniform, ca 1957 - 1960

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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.
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Object Name
date used
ca 1957 - 1960
place used
place made
United States: New York
Associated Place
Physical Description
fabric; plastic; metal (overall material)
dress: 121 cm x 77 cm x.9 cm; 47 5/8 in x 30 5/16 in x 11/32 in
belt: 73 cm x 3.2 cm x.9 cm; 28 3/4 in x 1 1/4 in x 11/32 in
cap (c): 29.5 cm x 8.7 cm x 1.3 cm; 11 5/8 in x 3 7/16 in x 1/2 in
cap (d): 34.5 cm x 12.2 cm x.5 cm; 13 19/32 in x 4 13/16 in x 3/16 in
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accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gail Wollin
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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