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Soldier's sewing kit
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.
Content Category: artifacts
18.5 centimeters length (unfolded)
12.2 centimeters width (unfolded)
sewing tools and equipment
Owned/used by: Daniels, Marcus
United States, Army
Used in: Civil War, 1861-1865
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Equipment and supplies.
Household. Needlework. Sewing. Containers, Holders, & Boxes
Military. 1861-1865 (Civil & Indian Wars). Equipment & Supplies
Use: Not earlier than 1861 - Not later than 1865 (Civil War)
This is an example of a personal effect used during the U.S. Civil War.
Minnesota Historical Society Collections
|Holding Type||3D Objects|
75.60.8.A,B (Accession Number)