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Object Name HOUSEWIFE
Catalog Number 0985.07.00026
Description Leather roll-up style housewife with red ribbon trim; red satin liner with multiple pockets.
Dimensions L-6.5 inches
Owned Jefferson Davis
Provenance Jefferson Davis used the housewife when traveling alone.

"No. 15: This thread case was always fitted up for Mr. Davis when he went on a journey, and though he was more than incapable with a needle he was quite proud of the little skill he had." (typed note, apparently quoting Mrs. Davis. Source unknown)
People Davis, Jefferson
Subjects Sewing
Needlework