Remnant of the Fly (door flap) to George Washington's Sleeping Tent

Remnant of the Fly (door flap) to George Washington's Sleeping Tent

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Somewhat tattered remnant of the fly (door flap) to George Washington's sleeping tent. Undyed linen; the main fabric is a herringbone twill weave (single ply, Z-twist), the facing is plain weave linen. The sewing thread is 2-ply, S-twist linen. The attached cordage is made of 2-ply yarns, perhaps ramie? There are many large holes, and a piece was cut out at some point in its history (perhaps as family relics?) 69 5/8" L x 59" W.
Currently not on view
Object Name
Tent Flap, George Washington
date made
ca. 1775
Washington, George
Physical Description
linen (overall material)
twill weave; plain weave (overall production method/technique)
overall: 69 19/32 in x 59 in; 176.784 cm x 149.86 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
The George Washington Collection; Mt. Vernon Ladies Association
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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