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Swearing In - New York Recruiting Office, 17 August 1918 | by Archives Branch, USMC History Division
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Swearing In - New York Recruiting Office, 17 August 1918

Violet Van Wagner, Marie S. Schleight, Florence Wiedinger, Isabelle Balfour, Janet Kurgan, Edith Barton, and Helen Constance Dupont are sworn in as privates by Lieutenant George Kneller in New York. The women are shown wearing the standard-issued men's blouse, prior to the creation of the women's uniform. Mrs. Dupont and Miss Kurgan are sisters.

 

From the collection of Marine Corps Women's Marine Reserve (COLL/981), Marine Corps Archives & Special Collections

 

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Taken on August 17, 1918