Girl Scout in Uniform, circa 1915

Summary

The earliest American Girl Scouts uniforms were copied from pictures of English Girl Guides, who wore a blouse and skirt, bloomers, and a triangular sateen neckerchief. The neckerchief was both unifying and practical -- if necessary, it could be used as a sling, bandage, or signal flag.

The earliest American Girl Scouts uniforms were copied from pictures of English Girl Guides, who wore a blouse and skirt, bloomers, and a triangular sateen neckerchief. The neckerchief was both unifying and practical -- if necessary, it could be used as a sling, bandage, or signal flag.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

circa 1915

Creators

Unknown

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

88.431.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 4.25 in

Width: 2.5 in

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