Eyeglass Case

Description
An eyeglass case made of perforated cardboard with flat and raised wool embroidery in floral designs, with initials “C.T.” It is mounted over gold paper, and has a blue satin binding. Made by Ellen Vaill Tisdale for her husband Charles. Ellen was born December 13, 1829, to Benjamin and Mary Derby Vaill in New York. She married on September 1, 1853 Charles Tisdale in Michigan. They had three children - Benjamin, Mark, and Mary.
Location
Currently not on view
maker
Tisdale, Ellen Vaill
made at
United States
Measurements
overall: 5 5/8 in x 3 1/2 in; 14.2875 cm x 8.89 cm
ID Number
TE.T17599
accession number
318024
catalog number
T17599
Credit Line
Mrs. Mary Vaill Long
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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