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.

ID Number: 75.60.8.A,B

The Sanitary Commission published patterns for sewing kits like this that wives or children could make for their family member in the military.

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Soldier's sewing kit
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