Peacoat

Date:
18-Apr-05

Surplus World War I Navy pea coats were distributed to Manzanar internees who tailored them to fit men, women, and children. This coat belonged to Jim Makino who later joined the 442nd Regimental Combat Team.

Description (physical):

Wool. L 85, W 85 cm (overall)

Location:
5001 Hwy. 395 Independence,California 93526
Identifier:
MANZ 3086
Institution:
Manzanar National Historic Site

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

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