Huswif

Huswif

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Description
A huswif (housewife) of green and purple silk. A huswif was a small portable case containing sewing supplies. During the Civil War men took them to battle so they could sew on buttons and mend their uniforms. It is a family piece of the donor Mrs. Daniel Gardner, who was from New York.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
sewing kit
made at
United States
ID Number
TE.H37525
catalog number
H037525.000
accession number
115031
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Daniel Gardner
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Cultural and Community Life: Textiles
Victorian Needlework
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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