Those eagled eyed amongst you may remember that some time back I had a rather beautiful pair of canvas CCC logging pants that sold in a flash. Well I never thought I'd ever see the matching jacket, and in unused condition.
When FDR established the CCC in 1933, the program of work would call for an enormous amount of heavy labour, particularly forestry. Whether the task was building new roads, a national park, or fire prevention, felling trees would be a staple of the CCC's workload. And inorder to do this, the CCC would invest in appropriate attire with which to do so. I can't tell you how many contracts there were for these jackets, because quite frankly, they are incredibly rare, but between 1934 when the pattern was introduced, and 1941 when this one was produced the only manufacturer Hirsch-Weiss (the future White Stag) seem to have delivered at least 3. If you want to read more about CCC uniforms, there is an excellent document here, but beware that due to the extreme rarity of this pattern, it's not actually mentioned.
I've used the word bombproof before, but it rarely applies more readily than with these. Double layers of heavy duty canvas across the shoulders, and arms that have both and outer and inner layers, these were absolutely built for the hardest of labour.
Included with it will be the 1928 'Mercury' dime that I found in the pocket!
This is in seemingly unused condition. There is a little fading of the colour across the chest from 80 years of storage, but otherwise this is completely perfect.
- Tagged a size 36
- Fits a modern medium
- Pit to pit 22"
- Shoulder to shoulder 19" (approx)
- Shoulder to cuff 23" (approx)
- Collar to hem 29"