THIS INCREDIBLE UNIFORM WAS “PULLED” FROM A VERY OLD ESTATE IN NORTHERN NEW JERSEY 20 YEARS AGO! IT CAME FROM A FAMILY OF A WWI YEOMANETTE… WWII WAC AND A WWII NURSE!!!!! THE WHOLE FAMILY WERE CAREER MILITARY…… I WOULD ASSUME IF YOU ARE LOOKING AT THIS THAT YOU KNOW WHAT IT IS. THE US MILITARY WAS SHORT ON MAN POWER WHEN WWI BROKE OUT. THEY FIGURED OUT THAT IF THEY TAPPED THE VAST FEMALE POPULATION, THEY COULD HAVE CLERICS…. AND ALL SORTS OF “HELP” AS SUPPORT FOR THE WAR EFFORT. MOST EARLY WOMAN ENDED UP IN THE NAVY AS YEOMAN, AND BECAME WHAT WAS KNOWN AS A “YEOMANETTE”. THE CAPE YOU SEE HERE IS INCREDIBLY PRESERVED ALONG WITH THE HAT BY KNOX OF NEW YORK. THE WORKMANSHIP ON THIS CAPE IS ASTOUNDING! VERY INTRICATE, DETAILED, AND THE WOOL MATERIAL IS JUST BEAUTIFUL, INCREDIBLY NOT A SINGLE RIP… THE CAPE IS A 99 OUT OF 100….. THE HAT HAS VERY SMALL WITS OF WEAR… ONE TINY MARK ON THE RIBBON… PROBABLY COULD BE VERY EASILY REMOVED. I’D RATE THE HAT A 92 OUT OF 100! I COULD ONLY FIND ONE EXAMPLE OF THIS “ANYWHERE” AND THAT WAS IN A NAVAL MUSEUM! I ASKED A FEW ONLINE DEALERS ABOUT IT AND GOT THE SAME REPLY… SO HERE IT IS AS YOU SEE IT…. A TRUE MUSEUM PIECE… AND IF YOU COLLECT WOMAN’S MILITARY OR NAVAL UNIFORMS…. The item “WWI WORLD WAR ONE WOMANS YEOMANETTE UNIFORM US NAVY EXTREMELY RARE” is in sale since Thursday, January 7, 2021. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\WW I (1914-18)\Original Period Items\United States\Uniforms”. The seller is “makemeshutter” and is located in Rumson, New Jersey. This item can be shipped to United States, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Belgium, France, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, Croatia, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Bolivia, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Uruguay.
- Region of Origin: United States
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Theme: Militaria
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Conflict: WW I (1914-18)