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Boy’s Army Uniform
Costume, Division of Social History, National Museum of American History

Boy’s Army Uniform

Catalog #: 1978.0456.1A-C    Accession #: 1978.0456
Credit: Costume, Division of Social History, National Museum of American History

Dimensions / Weight

Dimensions: 45" H x 25" W

Physical Description

“Junior Bombardier” jacket, trousers, and hat in khaki green gabardine.

Specific History

This child’s suit is an imitation of a military dress uniform. It was worn by Leland Brooks Jackson who was born in July 1940. Jackson wanted to look like his uncle who was fighting in World War II.

General History

During World War II the massive war effort was experienced by everyone in American society, even the children. Replicas of uniforms were popular items for children who wanted to emulate the soldiers.


Keywords

Country: United States
War: World War II
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