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Object Name HOUSEWIFE
Catalog Number 0985.08.00037
Description The roll-up style housewife consists of black oilcloth edged with blue ribbon. The interior has three different patterns and shades of cotton on the inside to form pockets. The housewife contains a black wool flannel pin cushion inserted with needles and pins, four leaves of wool flannel for needles (alternating red and black, with pinked edges), and skein of waxed black thread.
Dimensions W-5 L-15 inches
Owned William Addison Popkins
Owner Regiment 18th Virginia Cavalry, Co. F
Event Battle of Gettysburg
Provenance Pvt. William Addison Popkins found this housewife on the battlefield at Gettysburg in July 1863. He served in Co. F, 18th Virginia Cavalry.
People Popkins, William Addison
Search Terms Battle of Gettysburg
found on battlefield
Subjects Sewing
Needlework