Vintage Wwll Ladies Powder Compact Army Hat 1945 Henrietta Sweetheart Hat For SaleTHIS sale IS FOR A VINTAGE WWll LADIES POWDER COMPACT MILITARY (ARMY) HAT 1945 HENRIETTA SWEETHEART HAT.THESE COMPACT HATS WERE CALLED "SWEETHEART" HATS BECAUSE THE MILITARY MEN WOULD PURCHASE THEM AS GIFTS FOR THEIR WIVES OR SWEETHEARTS.THERE WAS A HAT FOR EACH BRANCH OF THE MILITARY. THIS HAT HAS A DING ON THE BADGE,HAS NO MIRROR, POWDER ,OR BOX.
IT APPEARS THAT According to The Compact Collector's Encyclopedia this compact was made by Laura Mueller and manufactured in 1944. World War ll Military U.S. Army Hat Powder Compact. Color is Khaki top (OLIVE) and brown bottom (brim or visor) with a gold foil crest. Measures approx. 3" across Top & 1 1/4" tall. Compact is made of a rugged plastic,WE FOUND THIS IN MY MOTHER IN LAWS ESTATE ITEMS AND BELEIVE IT WAS GIVEN TO HER BY HER 17 YEAR OLD BOY FRIEND (LATER HUSBAND) WHO WAS SO YOUNG HE HAD TO WAIT TILL LATE 1944 /EARLY 1945 TO JOIN.HE WAS WITH PATTON'S 3RD ARMY. SINCE HE WAS SO YOUNG THEY MADE HIM THE DRIVER FOR HIS REGIMENTAL COLONEL.THE COMPACT IS IN GREAT SHAPE -GOOD HINGES AND COLOR JUST MISSING THE INSIDES.PLEASE EMAIL IF QUESTIONS.
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