Shaving Cup, Shaving Brush, Soap Dish, Razor

Date:
c. 1861

This ingenious metal shaving cup was made with a separate compartment to hold a shaving brush. It belonged to Isaac Harlow, Company A, 11th New Jersey Volunteer Infantry. This shaving brush was used by Sgt. Emanuel Brailies, Company D, 110th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. The shaving soap dish was used by James Parson, Company M, 102nd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. This 'cut throat' razor was widely used.

Description (physical):

Shaving Cup: Metal; H 11 cm, Dia 7.5 cm. Shaving Brush: Wood, bristle; L 12.0, Dia 3.0 cm. Soap Dish: Wood; L 4.3, Dia 11.5 cm. Razor: Metal, bone; L 16.6, W 2.7, T 1.1 cm.

Location:
1195 Baltimore Pike Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325
Identifier:
2010.0005.0024
Institution:
Gettysburg National Military Park