Soldier's housewife sewing kit, lacquered black & stenciled with a floral design. Used by Private Marcus Daniels during the Civil War. Maggie makes a housewife for her brother Seamus before the boys leave home.
LCPL William Marcus Daniels USMC H&S Company Marines KIA hostile engagement with enemy small arms fire operations inside the city of HUE , Battle of Hue 1968
A "soldier's housewife" sewing kit made of cloth that has been lacquered black and stenciled with floral design. The kit was used by Private Marcus Daniels during the Civil War. The kit rolls closed around a cylindrical pin cushion containing a tinned iron thimble with a brass rim. The interior of the kit has three wool flaps of sewing needles and two fabric patches of safety pins. Minnesota Historical Society