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Object Name HOUSEWIFE
Catalog Number 0985.09.00166
Date ca. 1861-1865
Description The roll-up style housewife consists of red leather with green edging, green silk liner and gathered green silk brocade pocket. The housewife contains a padded leather and silk pin cushion and three white cotton-edged black felts.
Dimensions W-4 L-7 inches
Owned Robert E. Ransom, Jr.
Made unknown woman, Shenandoah Valley, Virginia, CSA
Provenance An unidentified lady in the Valley of Virginia made this housewife for Maj. Gen. Robert E. Ransom, Jr. He used it throughout the remainder of the war.
People Ransom, Robert E., Jr.
unidentified woman of Shenandoah Valley, Virginia
Search Terms Shenandoah Valley
Subjects Sewing
Needlework
women
civilians
gifts