Alice Kono's Souvenir Pillowcase from Camp Shelby, Mississippi

Alice Kono's Souvenir Pillowcase from Camp Shelby, Mississippi

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Description
This is Alice Kono's souvenir pillowcase that came from Camp Shelby, which is a military post in Mississippi.
These sentimental pillowcases and covers were sent to family, friends, and loved ones from soldiers stationed at military posts. Most of them were trimmed in fringe and made out of silk, and some had personalized messages to their loved ones stitched on them.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
pillowcase
date made
circa 1940s
Physical Description
felt (overall material)
satin (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 20 in x 20 in; 50.8 cm x 50.8 cm
ID Number
2016.0219.03
accession number
2016.0219
catalog number
2016.0219.03
Credit Line
Gift of Alice Kono
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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