Sewing Kit

Date:
c. 1861

Soldiers had to do their own clothing repairs, so most men carried thread and needles in kits they called “housewives”. This one belonged to Charles Augusta Jones of Company I, 20th Maine Infantry, a Gettysburg veteran.

Description (physical):

Metal, cotton, bone. L 10.5, W 5.2, H 5.7 cm

Location:
1195 Baltimore Pike Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325
Identifier:
2010.0005.0027
Institution:
Gettysburg National Military Park