It's amazing what you can find when you open the old shoebox rather than throwing it out. In one I found a cloth map of France, Germany, and Poland. It seems to be made of linen or cotton. My guess would be linen. I do not know how Dad got the map or even if he used it. From the condition of the map I doubt if it was used. But it was carefully folded and put into a shoebox for storage. Parts of the map are shown below.
A graduate of the University of Western Ontario with a B.A., M.A. in history specializing in turn of the century Ontario. Also graduated from Althouse College of Education with a B.Ed.; but I quickly found that teaching was not my thing !