Booklet of Standard Uniform Fabrics, US Army

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Title

Booklet of Standard Uniform Fabrics, US Army

Subject

Military Uniforms; Wool & War

Description

Folder of sample uniform fabrics: War Department, Office of Quartermaster General, Washington D.C. Whether in peace or war, the world’s military forces required cloth of many different weights (tropical, medium, and heavy), types (flannel for shorts, twill for trousers, broadcloth for overcoats), and qualities (new wool, part shoddy, cotton mixed). Dress and field uniforms suffered very different conditions. And all these fabrics had to be woven, dyed, and finished to strict specifications.

Source

U.S. Army Quartermaster Museum

Date

1930

Format

Colour photograph

Citation

“Booklet of Standard Uniform Fabrics, US Army,” Fabric of War, accessed December 6, 2022, https://fabricofwar2018.omeka.net/items/show/15.

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