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Object Name HOUSEWIFE
Catalog Number 0985.08.00023
Description The roll-up style housewife consists of red leather with a brocaded white silk liner. The silk was originally blue in color, and the fabric is torn and rotted.
Dimensions W-4 L-10 inches
Owned William M. Witten
Provenance Lt. W. M. Witten carried and used this housewife during his service in the war. He also used it when he was a POW at Fort Delaware.
People Witten, William M.
Search Terms Fort Delaware
Subjects Sewing
Needlework
POW's
Prisoners of war