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Doughboy Uniform
Armed Forces History, Division of History of Technology, National Museum of American History

Doughboy Uniform

Catalog #: 1977.0082.02,1977.0082.06, 70333M    Accession #: 1977.0082
Credit: Division of Military History and Diplomacy, National Museum of American History

Dimensions / Weight

Dimensions: 32" H x 20" W

Physical Description

Brown wool button-down jacket and brown wool breeches.

General History

Enlisted soldier's uniform. The brown, doughy color of the uniform led to these soldiers being referred to as "doughboys", though the exact derivation of the nickname has been debated.


Country: United States
War: World War I
Service: Army
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