American Red Cross uniform, ca 1957 - 1960

American Red Cross uniform, ca 1957 - 1960

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Description
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
uniform
date used
ca 1957 - 1960
place used
Japan
place made
United States: New York
Associated Place
China
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 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
ID Number
2018.0280.01
accession number
2018.0280
catalog number
2018.0280.01
Credit Line
Gail Wollin
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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