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Soldier's sewing kit
75.60.8.A, detail 2
75.60.8.A,B, outside, bottom to top
75.60.8.A, detail 1

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Description A "soldier's housewife" sewing kit made of cloth that has been lacquered black and stenciled with floral design. The kit was used by Private Marcus Daniels during the Civil War. The kit rolls closed around a cylindrical pin cushion containing a tinned iron thimble with a brass rim. The interior of the kit has three wool flaps of sewing needles and two fabric patches of safety pins.
Quantity 2 items
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 18.5 centimeters length unfolded
12.2 centimeters width unfolded
Nomenclature Sewing tools and equipment
Kit (set)
Subjects Owned/used by: Daniels, Marcus
United States Army
Used in Civil War
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Equipment and supplies.
Household. Needlework. Sewing. Containers, Holders, & Boxes
Military. 1861-1865 (Civil & Indian Wars). Equipment & Supplies
Dates Use: Not earlier than 1861 - Not later than 1865

Notes This is an example of a personal effect used during the U.S. Civil War.
Credit Line Minnesota Historical Society Collections
Holding Type 3D Objects
ID Number 75.60.8.A,B
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