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Object Name Uniform
Date circa 1918
Other Name Overcoat
Description Man's overcoat, part of a U.S. Army uniform from World War I. Brown woven wool; gold metal buttons with American eagle insignia. Hip length. Long sleeves; double breasted, three-button front closure; large notched lapels; two inverted pockets on front. Two-button placket on center back hem. Has red oval patch with blue design on left shoulder; epaulettes at shoulders with two gold buttons. [size 40R] Numbers at back neck: "CE5042 / A5042" "AWC 36705042"; back of buttons stamped "Art metal works Inc. Newark, NJ"
Object ID 2011.19.1
Provenance Worn by Oswald Cervine (donor's great-uncle), of Fort Dodge, Iowa. He was part of the Rainbow Division Company F.

Included with donation were electronic copies of four letters and a poem that Cervine wrote from France in 1918 to his mother, Mrs. O. Cervine, of Fort Dodge. See CD in Donor file folder.

See Object file folder for research paper by a student in TC 257, Fall 2012.