Soap Dish; Feeding Vessel

This is one of three of the white soap dishes that survived intact.; This anthropomorphic shaped feeding dish with a spout was used to feed the sick.

Description (physical):

Ironstone. L 13.5, W 10.3, H 5.7 cm; Ironstone. Feed Dish: L 12.7, mouth diam 8.3, H 4.1 cm

Location:
3201 Clay Street Vicksburg,Mississippi 39183
Identifier:
2010.0001.0023
Institution:
Vicksburg National Military Park

Toothbrush

Date:
c. 1862

Miraculously, wooden toothbrushes survived, albeit without their bristles, even after having rested on the bottom of the Yazoo River for over 100 years.

Description (physical):

Wood. L 15.4; W 1,3 cm

Location:
3201 Clay Street Vicksburg,Mississippi 39183
Identifier:
2010.0001.0032
Institution:
Vicksburg National Military Park

Hairbrush

Date:
c. 1850s

This wooden hairbrush back was recovered from Cairo without its bristles.

Description (physical):

Wood. L 2.8, W 6.4 cm

Location:
3201 Clay Street Vicksburg,Mississippi 39183
Identifier:
2010.0001.0033
Institution:
Vicksburg National Military Park

Brush

Date:
c. 1855
Description (physical):

Wood. L 25.7, W 7.6, Th .3cm

Location:
3201 Clay Street Vicksburg,Mississippi 39183
Identifier:
2010.0001.0034
Institution:
Vicksburg National Military Park

Scrub Brushes

The initials "AK" are carved about midway of this brush.

Description (physical):

Left: Wood, hog hair. L 27, W 7, Th 1.4 cm; Right: Wood, hog hair. L 18.2, W 8.6, Th 2.2 cm

Location:
3201 Clay Street Vicksburg,Mississippi 39183
Identifier:
2010.0001.0063
Institution:
Vicksburg National Military Park