Eyeglass Case

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.
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Object Name
eyeglass case
Tisdale, Ellen Vaill
overall: 5 5/8 in x 3 1/2 in; 14.2875 cm x 8.89 cm
made at
United States
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Victorian Needlework
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Victorian Needlework
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Mrs. Mary Vaill Long
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