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Physical Description:
cotton (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 60 in x 19 1/2 in; 152.4 cm x 49.53 cm
Object Name:
coveralls
Object Type:
coveralls
Associated Place:
United States
Associated date:
1941-1945
Description:
Physical Description
Herringbone twill mechanic's coveralls.
General History
Wartime mobilization called for work and sacrifices at home. Rationing, scrap metal drives, and Victory Gardens became part of civilian life in the 1940s. One dramatic social change was the enlistment of women for military service and their essential work in war plants. Coveralls such as these were commonly worn in factories by all workers.
Location:
Currently not on view
Related event:
World War II  Search this
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Credit Line:
Edward Rubin and Rubin Brothers Waste Company
ID Number:
1985.0611.0126
Accession number:
1985.0611
Catalog number:
1985.0611.0126
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_398267