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Blouse, Escape Map
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.
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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.
Donated by Bernice A. Maxwell
Country of Origin
United States of America
Clothing: 63.5 x 40.6 x 1.3cm (25 x 16 x 1/2 in.)
National Air and Space Museum
Restrictions & Rights
Open Access (CCO)
MEMORABILIA-World War II
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