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Huswife/Sewing kit

Description

Black oilcloth envelope-shaped case with linen tape button closure and black enameled metal button, lined with cotton rollerprinted in design of US flags and cannons. Sewn to the front interior rim are several wool needle "pages" containing needles and attached thread. Inside the envelope is a piece of paper with an inscription "Henry T. Chace/Housewife/Civil War." A separate needlebook with patterned black velvet covers lined with light blue/green silk containing a single blue plaid needlepage also sits inside the huswife.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
ca. 1860
Inscriptions
"HENRY T. CHACE/HOUSEWIFE/CIVIL WAR" (handwritten)
Material
oilcloth
velvet (fabric weave)
wool (textile)
Places
Providence (Providence county, Rhode Island)
Rhode Island (United States)
Descriptive terms
Leather
oilcloth
sewing boxes
SEWING KIT
velvet (fabric weave)
wool (textile)
Accession Number
1936.131
GUSN
38418

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