Uniform Jacket, c.1915
Sigmund Eisner Company
Red Bank, NJ
Gift of Thomas O. Murr
The Sigmund Eisner Company, of Red Bank, NJ, was once the largest manufacturer of uniforms in the United States. In addition to outfitting the Nation's military, Eisner also supplied uniforms to the Boy Scouts of America. The early BSA uniform strongly resembled the version worn by World War I "Doughboys."
This khaki tan uniform jacket has a high collar with hook and eye closure, four front pockets, metal First Class buttons with Eisner markings on reverse, white Sigmund Eisner Company label inside, and interior fabric stamped with the official BSA seal. The right shoulder displays the red and black ribbons of the Seal Patrol. Twenty-two merit badges adorn the sleeve and near the cuff are a 1-year green service stripe and a 3-year red service stripe. The left sleeve has the red and white patrol patch at top and First Class badge below. Above the top left breast pocket are Star and Life Scout badges.
This jacket was worn by Ralph Winter, a member of Boy Scout Troop #2, Waterbury Council, Waterbury, CT. Ralph was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout in 1916.
Eisner ad from BSA Handbook For Boys, 1913
Uniform shirt, c.1963
Boy Scouts of America
New Brunswick, NJ
Gift of Ronald R. Fulkerson
Long sleeved uniform shirt worn by Ronald R. Fulkerson, member of the Raven Patrol, Boy Scout Troop #26, Lawrenceville, PA.
Culotte Jumper and Blouse, c.1995
Girl Scouts of the USA
New York, NY
Gift of Gloria R. Krug
A new look for Brownie Girl Scouts was unveiled in the spring of 1993. Two of the pieces in this updated line included this one-piece culotte jumper and blouse. The traditional cocoa brown color continued to be used, but now light blue and floral components were introduced.