During World War II many materials were unavailable to the public because of government rationing. This blouse is an inovative example of a woman repurposing the silk escape maps that her husband used while flying combat in Europe.
Donated by Bernice A. Maxwell
Country of Origin: United States
Clothing: 63.5 x 40.6 x 1.3cm (25 x 16 x 1/2 in.)
Women's long-sleeve button-front spread-collar blouse (shirt) constructed from World War II U.S. Army Air Forces silk fabric escape and evasion maps of western Europe; left breast patch pocket; four plastic buttons down front.