Soldier's sewing kit

Collections items are not for sale. A photo reproduction can be purchased.

Titles Soldier's sewing kit
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)
Materials cloth
brass (alloy)
Subjects 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
Dates Use: Not earlier than 1861 - Not later than 1865 (Civil War)
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
Identifiers 75.60.8.A,B (Accession Number)

User Comments

How Can We Help?

Know Something We Don't?

Please comment below if you are able to:

  • provide any additional information that will help us better understand or interpret these items
  • provide information that clarifies historical context of the item
  • report an error in the description


Name and Comment will be displayed publicly.

Name: (required)

E-mail: (required)

I agree to the Terms of Use (required)

If you are a person leave these fields blank.