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Object Name Knife, Pocket
Catalog Number 0985.13.00805
Date ca. 1863
Description Pocket knife or toothpick carved from bone, with two swirling picks tapering at each end. One side is inscribed with a bird image with two red lines coming from the head, the other with a diamond outlined in red; on both sides over the picks the bone is outline in black.
Dimensions H-0.2 W-0.25 L-2 inches
Owned unidentified Union POW
Made unidentified Union POW, Libby Prison, Richmond, Virginia, CSA, 1863
Provenance [POW artifact] The miniature pocket knife was carved by a Union POW in Libby Prison sometime during 1863.
People unidentified Union POW
Search Terms Libby Prison
Richmond, Virginia
Subjects POW's
Prisoners of war
prisons