Woman's Jacket

Date:
1940s
Creator:
Yayako Nishioka

This jacket was hand-made by Yayako Nishioka in Manzanar for Anna Sugimoto. Many pieces of clothing were hand-made in camp, whether sewn, knitted or crocheted. Some women brought their own sewing machines. It was eventually determined that the need for clothing warranted a clothing factory. A wide variety of garments, ranging from baby jumpers to tailored suits, were produced. The largest orders were for overalls, hospital uniforms, children's dresses, shirts and blouses.

Description (physical):

Wool, satin. L 64, W 40 cm (overall)

Location:
5001 Hwy. 395 Independence,California 93526
Identifier:
MANZ 5190
Institution:
Manzanar National Historic Site

Baby's Suit

Date:
26-Apr-05

This winter suit was knitted for one of the 541 babies born at Manzanar. There were 188 couples who married in camp.

Description (physical):

Wool, cotton. Sweater: Collar to Waist Hem 30.0 cm; Shoulder to Shoulder 25.0 cm; Pants: Waist to Cuff Hem 52.0 cm, Waist 26.0 cm

Location:
5001 Hwy. 395 Independence,California 93526
Identifier:
MANZ 5194
Institution:
Manzanar National Historic Site

World War I Uniform Jacket

Earle B. Taylor wore this jacket during World War I while he served in the Tank Corps in the United States and Europe. US Army M-1912 issue, size 6 regular 38; waist 34; length 28 1/4 ; sleeve 32 inches. Taylor took his training under Captain Dwight D. Eisenhower at Camp Colt, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, the Army Tank Corps Training Center.  This was Eisenhower’s first independent command.

Description (physical):

Wool, bronze (buttons). L 77.0, W 78.0, D 10.5 (approx) cm

Location:
250 Eisenhower Farm Drive Gettysburg,Pennsylvania 17325
Identifier:
ENHS 15835
Institution:
Eisenhower National Historic Site

Eyeglasses

Date:
1890-1895

Mr. Douglass' non-prescription sunglasses.

Description (physical):

Wire, glass. W 11.8 cm

Location:
1411 W Street SE Washington,District of Columbia 20020
Identifier:
FRDO 3143
Institution:
Frederick Douglass National Historic Site

Shoes

Frederick Douglass' shoes.

Description (physical):

Leather, wood. L 31.2, W 10.4, H 8.8 cm

Location:
1411 W Street SE Washington,District of Columbia 20020
Identifier:
FRDO 3137; FRDO 3138
Institution:
Frederick Douglass National Historic Site

Belt

Date:
c. 1861

Most enlisted men did not keep much money with them, but this soldier’s money belt was skillfully fashioned from a shirt sleeve. This belt was found on the Gettysburg battlefield soon after the battle.

Description (physical):

Cotton. L 83.6, W 11.0, T 0.7 cm

Location:
1195 Baltimore Pike Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325
Identifier:
2010.0005.0025
Institution:
Gettysburg National Military Park

Underwear

Date:
c. 1861

Many Civil War soldiers were kept warm with long underwear.

Description (physical):

Cotton. Tops: L 73.0, W 65.5 cm, Bottoms: L 108.0, W 41.0 cm

Location:
1195 Baltimore Pike Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325
Identifier:
2010.0005.0026
Institution:
Gettysburg National Military Park

Sewing Kit

Date:
c. 1861

Soldiers had to do their own clothing repairs, so most men carried thread and needles in kits they called “housewives”. This one belonged to Charles Augusta Jones of Company I, 20th Maine Infantry, a Gettysburg veteran.

Description (physical):

Metal, cotton, bone. L 10.5, W 5.2, H 5.7 cm

Location:
1195 Baltimore Pike Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325
Identifier:
2010.0005.0027
Institution:
Gettysburg National Military Park

Hat

Date:
c. 1861

A federal-style officer’s slouch [soft felt hat with wide and flexible rim] hat.

Description (physical):

Wool felt. Dia 35 cm, H 18.0 cm

Location:
1195 Baltimore Pike Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325
Identifier:
2010.0005.0030
Institution:
Gettysburg National Military Park

Zouave Officer’s Forage Cap

Date:
1861-1865

This cap was worn by men of the 10th New York Infantry, They were also known as the “National Zouaves.”

Description (physical):

Wool, leather, metal. L 23.5, W 17, H 10.2 cm

Location:
1195 Baltimore Pike Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325
Identifier:
2010.0005.0033
Institution:
Gettysburg National Military Park