Civil Defense Volunteer Organization Uniform

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Is owned by NYHS: 
Yes
Title:
Civil Defense Volunteer Organization Uniform
Date: 
1942-1945
Medium: 
Wool, silk, metal
Collections: 
Dimensions: 
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Description: 
Medium blue wool women's New York Civil Defense Volunteer's uniform (see individual object records for complete descriptions).
Date End: 
1 945
Object Number: 
1946.89a-c
Gallery Label: 
This uniform was worn in New York City, 1942-1945, by a member of the Civilian Defense Volunteer Organization. After the sinking of thousands of tons of shipping near New York harbor and German radio's threat to target New York, Mayor La Guardia formed the Civil Defense. During the war more than 400,000 New Yorkers joined.
Date Begin: 
1942
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Creative: Tronvig Group