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Embroidered USMC Tour Jacket c. 1946

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Posted 6 years ago


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This is another of my early oriental embroidered tour jackets.

This jacket is red silk. The front pockets and cuffs both carry the dragon motif.

The back has a large USMC Eagle, Anchor & Globe insignia. The US Flag and Chinese National Flag flank EAG.

The jacket was made in Peiping (Peking/ Beijing) China in 1946.



  1. SCPODan, 6 years ago
    Being 1946 it makes sense that this dragon style is close to the liberty cuffs from the early 1950s.

  2. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
    Thanks, Dan.

    The Dragons are also very similar to the style found on WW2 China Burma India (CBI) theater embroidered items. I have several scarfs dated from 1942 or 1943 with a similar dragon.

  3. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks much for looking tanni!


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