The uniform is made of a forest greenish heather grey material. It looks a little more green in the picture but it is actually more of a gray. The hat and skirt are slightly more gray than the manteau. The manteau is lined in maroon silk.
Here is a close up of the Reconstruction Aide insignia:
Reconstruction Aides were Physical and Occupational Therapists who served "with" the Army during WW1. Despite having taken "Oaths," being required to wear uniforms, and adhere to military standards, at the end of the war they were not granted "Veteran" status. With the exception of Army Nurses, this was generally true of all the women who served with the Army during WW1. The WW1 Reconstruction Aides, along with the "Hello Girls" of the Signal Corps, Female Quartermaster Clerks, and Hospital Dietitians were finally granted full "Veteran Status" along with benefits in 1978.
Edited by cwnorma, 08 January 2011 - 07:18 PM.