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COMMERCIAL CIVIL WAR SEWING KIT, SOLDIER’S “HOUSEWIFE”

COMMERCIAL CIVIL WAR SEWING KIT, SOLDIER’S “HOUSEWIFE”

Sewing kits, in soldier parlance “housewives,” were common going-away gifts from mothers, wives, sweethearts, and charitable sewing circles to departing soldiers who would have to fend for… (1202-128). Learn More »

CIVIL WAR SEWING KIT, SOLDIER’S “HOUSEWIFE”

CIVIL WAR SEWING KIT, SOLDIER’S “HOUSEWIFE”

Sewing kits, in soldier parlance “housewives,” were common going-away gifts from mothers, wives, sweethearts, and charitable sewing circles to departing soldiers who would have to fend for… (2024-355). Learn More »

$395.00
ON HOLD

CIVIL WAR SEWING KIT WITH REGIMENTAL BADGE

CIVIL WAR SEWING KIT WITH REGIMENTAL BADGE

This small soldier’s sewing kit, popularly known as a “housewife” in Civil War camp jargon, is made of a red wool, with the edges bound in a light green, which might be a faded light blue, and… (1179-548). Learn More »

CIVIL WAR PERIOD CHILD’S SILK DRESS

CIVIL WAR PERIOD CHILD’S SILK DRESS

Plaid silk cuff details, pockets, and collar adorn faded black silk on this child’s frock. Although the silk of the dress is shattered in many places, this is a great example of a dress which would… (2022-1011). Learn More »

GREEN CIVIL WAR ERA SILK TAFFETA DRESS

GREEN CIVIL WAR ERA SILK TAFFETA DRESS

Recently, the Horse Soldier acquired this lovely example of a women’s Civil War era silk taffeta gown in an iridescent green with slight hues of magenta and blue amongst the rivulets of fabric of… (2022-1084). Learn More »

INTERESTING KNITTED COMFORTER NAMED TO CAPTAIN E. BLACKMAR

INTERESTING KNITTED COMFORTER NAMED TO CAPTAIN E. BLACKMAR

Hand knit comforter meas. 61.00 x 52.00 inches. It is made of alternating stripes using various shades of red wool yarn. Worked into the central stripe in dark brown yarn is “CAPT. E.… (1179-228). Learn More »

WHITE COTTON CHEMISE C. 1863-1868

WHITE COTTON CHEMISE C. 1863-1868

White cotton chemise with band neckline and center front opening.  The sleeves are cut in one-piece with the body of the chemise; there is slight shaping at the side seams. Machine-made Swiss… (742-84). Learn More »

$40.00
Originally $80.00

WOMEN’S WHITE COTTON DRAWERS C. 1855-1860, WITH C1870S COTTON PETTICOAT

WOMEN’S WHITE COTTON DRAWERS C. 1855-1860, WITH C1870S COTTON PETTICOAT

Well-worn, pieced, patched and mended pair of women’s drawers. Entirely hand-sewn with characteristic mid-19th century construction.  Separate legs are attached to a fitted waistband with china… (742-55). Learn More »

$50.00
Originally $100.00

COPPER SILK PEPLUM FROM DRESS C. 1865-1870

COPPER SILK PEPLUM FROM DRESS C. 1865-1870

Deep copper silk faille peplum trimmed with matching silk taffeta trim and twisted cord. The peplum is attached to a belt stiffened with crinoline and is lined in glazed cotton. … (742-49). Learn More »

$25.00
Originally $50.00

COTTON PETTICOAT

COTTON PETTICOAT

Cotton petticoat c.1870s styled with a flat front and stroke gathers creating fullness in the back.  Narrow waistband measures ½" high and 25" in circumference and fastens with a brass hook-and-eye… (742-106). Learn More »

$25.00
Originally $50.00

UNDATED AND UNSIGNED VICTORIAN SAMPLER

UNDATED AND UNSIGNED VICTORIAN SAMPLER

Item meas. approx. 16.50 x 9.50 inches and consists of a linen cheesecloth type material with several rows of letters and numbers. Across the top is the alphabet from “A-U” in uppercase letters… (179-1055). Learn More »

STAFFORD BROTHERS SOFT ENAMELED THREAD BOX

STAFFORD BROTHERS SOFT ENAMELED THREAD BOX

Paste board box has label on top that reads, “STAFFORD BROTHERS SOFT ENAMELED THREAD / ONE DOZEN / SUPERIOR FINISH / WARRANTED 200 YARDS / FOR HAND OR MACHINE SEWING”. Image of a mill or factory… (1041-441). Learn More »


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THEFT FROM GRAVESITE OF GEN. JOHN REYNOLDS

A large artillery shell, one of pair that sit on either side of the grave of Gen. John F. Reynolds in Lancaster Cemetery, Lancaster, PA has been removed from the site. If anyone comes into contact with the shell or has any information regarding its… . Learn More »

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