Washstand

Date:
1845

Washstand. Paint decorated mustard wash stand, high shaped back-splash, one shallow drawer under low shelf, turned legs.

Location:
20 Aviles Street St. Augustine, Florida 32084
Identifier:
XF19482.JPG
Institution:
The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America

Straight-edge Razor

Creator:
Wm Greaves & Sons, Sheafworks, Sheffield
Description (physical):

Steel, horn. Dia 1.5 cm

Location:
1195 Baltimore Pike Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325
Identifier:
2010.0005.0017
Institution:
Gettysburg National Military Park

Toothbrush, Lice Comb, Hand Mirror

Date:
c. 1861

This toothbrush was found on the Gettysburg battlefield after the battle. This comb's fine teeth allowed a soldier to comb disease-carrying lice out of their hair. This shaving mirror belonged to James King of Company G, 118th New York Infantry. It is designed so that it can be hung from a ring or use a fold-out stand.

Description (physical):

Toothbrush: L 16.6 cm. Lice Comb: Ivory; L. 6 cm, W 4.5 cm. Hand Mirror: Metal, glass; Dia 9 cm.

Location:
1195 Baltimore Pike Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325
Identifier:
2010.0005.0022
Institution:
Gettysburg National Military Park

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

Razor

Date:
28-Apr-05

The Manzanar Cooperative Enterprises operated a canteen and a general store which sold a variety of items, including toiletries, such as this razor.

Description (physical):

Metal. L 3.9, W 2.3, H 2.5 cm

Location:
5001 Hwy. 395 Independence,California 93526
Identifier:
MANZ 473
Institution:
Manzanar National Historic Site