Sailor's Fur Vest
Canadian volunteer organizations helped make and supply warm fur-lined vests like this to members of the navy and merchant navy.
Working as part of an organization called the "Seamen's Fur Vests War Project," fur companies and fur industry workers in cities like Montreal and Toronto helped fashion these vests from donated fur coats or from fur pelts. Groups like the Navy League or the Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire then distributed them. This particular example came from the estate of Percy Wooster, a banker heavily involved in the Navy League in Halifax, Nova Scotia.