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Catalog Number 2016.3.1
Object Name Sweatshirt
Description Sweatshirt,cotton, light gray, long sleeves, banded on bottom and neck and cuffs of sleeves, no manufacturer's label or size, on front chest stitched in red thread is wording, "Guard Athletic Club," back is plain.
Joyce Thomson Winters wrote,
"Racine, Wisconsin Girl Guard Troop
From the mid-40s to the mid-50s there was a Girl Guard Athletic Club that met each Saturday throughout the year. This organized by Het Pottinger and she seldom missed a meeting. The activities varied according to season and the girls met either inside or outside. The activities included baseball, dodge ball, volley ball, to sledding, ice skating, tobogganing (there was a toboggan slide at one of the parks), to nature hikes, mystery hikes, hikes to places of interest in Racine, to dumbbell routines, flag drills, timbrel displays, to swimming, roller skating, and camp outs.
After each girl became a consistent attender she was rewarded with a Guard Athletic Club sweatshirt. These were provided personally by Het."

Het was Hester Pottinger, longtime troop leader. Winters was a member of her troop out of Racine #1 Corps. The museum has an image of Winters wearing this sweatshirt.
Search Terms Girl Guards
Racine Corps #1
People Pottinger, Hester
Thomson, Joyce
Winters, Joyce
Winters, Joyce Thomson
Subjects Embroidery
Sweat shirts