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The Betty H. Carter Women Veterans Historical Project

Women Marines summer uniform, circa 1950s

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Object ID: WV0100.8.001

Description: Green and white pinstriped summer uniform dress and jacket for Women Marines, designed by Mainbocher and introduced in 1952. The uniform is made of Dacron and nylon material with green piping around collar lapels, shoulder straps, and on sleeves of the jacket. The short-sleeved dress includes rank insignia on the sleeves indicating the the wearer, Mary Sabourin, was a gunnery sergeant at the time. Marine Corps insignia are pinned to both lapels on the jacket and dress. The uniform was worn with white, wrist-length gloves and a garrison cap.

Collection: Mary Sabourin Oral History and Uniform

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