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Object Name FLATIRON
Catalog Number 0985.13.00906a
Description One of two (2) identical miniature iron flatirons with conical stepped bases and broad shaped U-shaped handles. The other one (.906) has a slightly lower handle.
Dimensions H-3 W-3 D-2.5 inches
Owned Belle England Taylor
Made Robert Truslow, Richmond Arsenal, Richmond, Virginia, CSA
Provenance These two small flatirons were made at the Richmond Arsenal by employee Robert Truslow for his niece, Miss Belle England. Mr. Truslow was also employed as a Watchman at the Confederate White House and remained as such until the city (Richmond) was evacuated.
People Taylor, Belle England
Truslow, Robert
Search Terms Confederate Executive Mansion
Confederate White House
Executive Mansion
White House of the Confederacy
Richmond, Virginia
Subjects toys
children
girls
Laundry
Ironing