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Military uniform

Department Store:
Franklin Simon & Co. (American, founded 1902)
Date:
1916–18
Culture:
American
Medium:
wool, cotton, leather
Credit Line:
Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Mrs. C. O. Stumpf, 1949
Accession Number:
2009.300.1155a–m
Not on view
The Women's Motor Corps of America provided a way for women to participate in the First World War. Taking advantage of the advent of the automobile, women volunteered as drivers and provided transport services at home and abroad. This ensemble, with its Sam Brown belt and leather leggings, emulates the composition of the men's uniform at the time.
Marking: Label (e): "Custom Made/Franklin Simon & Co./Fifth Avenue, N.Y."
Label (b): "Franklin Simon & Co./Fifth Ave. N.Y."
Stamped (d): "Franklin Simon & Co./Fifth Ave. N.Y."
Stamped on exterior (j): "Service/Full Grain Bridle Leather"
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity," May 5, 2010 – August 15, 2010.

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