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Object Name HOUSEWIFE
Catalog Number 0985.04.00093
Date 1861
Description The roll-up style housewife consists of blue wool with red twill tape edging, brown velvet interior pocket, and black tape ties. One white button inside. Small slip of paper regarding Belt Electric Line was found inside; now stored separately (probably postwar).
Dimensions W-4.5 L-10.5 inches
Owned John Hunt Morgan
Made Henrietta Hunt Morgan
Provenance Henrietta Hunt Morgan made this housewife in 1861 for her son, Brig. Gen. John Hunt Morgan. He carried it during the war.
People Morgan, John Hunt
Morgan, Henrietta Hunt [Mrs. Calvin Cogswell, Sr.]
Hunt, Henrietta
Subjects Sewing
Needlework
women