ca. 1942
Gift of Highland Alumni Association

Woman's uniform coat. Description: Grey wool single breasted coat, closes with four grey buttons, vertical flap pocket on either side of front, trimmed and closed with matching button, lined in pinkish-grey satin weave lining material (rayon?); white patch on left sleeve reads: "Cadet Nurse" in red, center is a red field with a white cross, and "US" in black. Belt across back also tirmmed with matching buttons; vent pleat in back. Condition: good. 16 1/2" across shouders, back. 41-7/8"aanpe to ehm. History: This coat, along with another, larger collection of material, came to the museum from the Highland Hospital (School) Alumni Association. This cadet nurse's coat completes the uniform given to the museum in the other collection from this group. This coat was worn by Vanita Baillard. Cadet program started during war by government - nurse's had to put in a certain period of time - war was over before they graduated the first class - typical of our government. They ended up working in veteran's hospitals etc. to put in their time. This was a nationwide program - great way for poor girls to become nurses. (Colleen Callahan, 11/18/1993)

Used: Vanita Baillard ~ cadet nurse | Adult | Female | Highland Hospital | Highland Park neighborhood

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