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Object Name Brush, Clothes
Catalog Number 0985.05.00152
Description Clothes brush; upper portion of wooden handle; no bristles remain.
Long rectangular piece of wood which appears to be hand-carved. The edges are rounded and short ends have slightly rounded arches. One of the long sides has a slight concavity to it. The other side has a darkened rectangle (1-3/4" x 1-1/2") which may have been an attachment or label. Above the darken area are two holes which pierce the wood completely. One is almost at the edge of the short end and the other is 1" below. The holes each have a diameter of 3/8". Remnants of a green color is present on the side with the darken rectangle.
Material Wood - possibly balsa
Dimensions W-7.75 L-1.75 inches
Owned Abram Inskeep Leverich (tentative)
Made Abram Inskeep Leverich (tentative)
Provenance Clothes brush.

Possibly the "Clothes brush made of hogs bristles by 2nd Lt. Abram Inskeep 'Abe' Leverich, 5th Co. Washington Artillery, New Orleans, LA, while in winter quarters in Tennessee." [There are two brushes associated with this history, although only one is believed to have been donated. It is unknown which brush this history actually applies.]
People Leverich, Abram Inskeep (tentative)