Blouse, Escape Map

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    Blouse, Escape Map

    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; single button sleeve cuffs.

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    Blouse, Escape Map

    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; single button sleeve cuffs.

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    Blouse, Escape Map

    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; single button sleeve cuffs.

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    Blouse, Escape Map

    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; single button sleeve cuffs.

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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.