Home Economics Students Model Defense Clothes

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Home Economics Students Model Defense Clothes

New York, NY, December 4, 1941

For Immediate Release:

Home economics students of New York University's School of Culture, Education, and Human Development model emergency suits, uniforms and dresses which can be made at home or in the classroom and are suitable for women active in defense work. the costumes are to be shown at the conference of some 500 metropolitan home economists.

Left to right: Ruth Cohen wearing a dinner-at-home slack suit of silk lisle top and flannel trousers; Grace Forstein, in a field and factory suit of sanforized cotton; Cecile Breslauer in a dinner suit of barathea wool; Isabelle wearing a farmerette suit of sanforized cotton; and Vivienne Albam, wearing an air raid siren suit of wool garbardine with rubber shoes.