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Object Name EYEGLASS POLISHER
Catalog Number 0985.07.00037
Description The eyeglasses polisher consists of an two embroidered tear-drop shapes of felt, tied with a braided yellow and purple thread. One tear drop contains three layers of yellow felt while the second contains two layers of brown felt. Initials "JD" embroidered in yellow and purple.
Dimensions L-3 inches
Owned Jefferson Davis
Made Creator unknown, Southern girl
Provenance Jefferson Davis used this eyeglasses polisher, made for him by a little Southern girl.

"Eyeglass polisher made by a little girl and much valued by Mr. Davis."
People Davis, Jefferson
unidentified girl
unidentified child
Search Terms White House of the Confederacy (tentative)
Subjects girls
children
civilians
Eyeglasses
gifts