Vintage 1940's Girl Scouts Brownie Uniform
Vintage 1940's Girl Scouts Brownie uniform. Cool historical piece. Lightweight brown fabric feels like cotton. Missing belt, otherwise in overall excellent condition.
"The United States didn’t become involved in World War II until after the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941. The first half of the 1940s saw Girl Scouts and their families planting Victory Gardens, collecting fat and scrap metal, operating bicycle courier services, making and collecting clothing, and rationing sugar, coffee, rubber, and gasoline to preserve resources for the war effort. In 1944 Girl Scouts sold calendars instead of cookies due to ingredient rations during World War II. Over the next few years, the look of Girl Scout uniforms went largely unchanged due to the low availability of materials in wartime. Junior and Senior Scouts continued to wear green dresses paired with yellow neckerchiefs. Brownies instead wore brown shirt dresses with short sleeves. Wartime restrictions on the use of metals led to the zippers in uniforms being replaced with button-fronts." -Girl Scouts of California Central Coast
Measurements (no size tags, please see measurements but could fit a 8/10 year old)
taken while laid flat, not your measurements, compare to something similar
. Shoulders 14"
. Bust (across underarms) 17"
. Waist 14"
. Total Length (from top of shoulder to bottom hem) 33"
. All items are described to the best of our ability, including any known flaws.