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WWI Navy Uniform Gets New Lease on Life
Just in time for the 100th anniversary of U.S. entry into World War I, a junior naval officer uniform from that period has completed conservation treatment by the Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC) Conservation Branch.
Established in September 2015, the NHHC Conservation Branch’s objective is to make objects and materials as stable as possible—be they ship’s bells, uniforms, or other items—so that no further degradation occurs.
The World War I–era uniform, worn by Ensign Thomas M. Dinsdale, was donated to the NHHC by his daughter, Dona, in 2016.