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Sewing Kit

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Title:  

Sewing Kit
Date:
c. 1861

Content Description: 

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.

Physical Description: 

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

Location:
1195 Baltimore Pike Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325
Identifier:
2010.0005.0027

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