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Object Name Needle, Sewing
Catalog Number 0985.07.00053a
Date ca. 1865
Description The sewing needle is made of steel and has a large eye. It is inside a red, tear-drop shaped case (.53b).
Material Metal/Steel
Owned Varina Banks Howell Davis; unidentified Union soldiers
Event flight and capture of Jefferson Davis, 1865
Provenance Union soldiers gave the sewing needle to Mrs. Varina Davis to sew up her tent after the Davis family's capture in Irwinville, Georgia. (The original label remains inside of the improvised red case.)
People Davis, Varina Banks Howell [Mrs. Jefferson]
Howell, Varina Banks
unidentified Union soldiers
Search Terms flight and capture of Jefferson Davis, 1865
Subjects Sewing
Needlework
women
tents
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