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Textileworking
Military
American Civil War ➔ Sewing Kit

Identifier:
126951
Description:
This sewing kit or housewife contains a thimble, needles, thread, and other items needed to make small repairs to clothing in the field.;This sewing kit was carried by Charles W. Calkins during the Civil War.
Date:
circa 1863
Dimensions:
3.25" h 1.5" w
Current Location Status:
On Exhibit
Source:
Gift Of Mrs. Charlotte M. Rea
Rights:

Exhibit/Program
Thank God for Michigan: Stories from the Civil War (June 6 2011 – March 29 2015)
Thank God for Michigan was an exhibition developed by the GRPM to commemorate the sesquicentennial of the Civil War.  The exhibit featured over 150 artifacts from the GRPM's collection and told the story of the Civil War through the lens of soldiers and civilians from Michigan.
Maker/Donor
Charlotte Calkins Rea
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