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    Civil War Nurses Camp Sewing Box. Sewing box and tools as used in a Civil War nurses' camp. The contents of the amply stocked box include the necessary sewing implements of the day including the classic tomato-shaped pin cushion and provisions such as button hooks and more than thirty buttons. The button hook is metal with an off-white handle, likely made of bone. Rather unexpected yet practical accoutrements are also housed within, including an ink well and pen, and a pair of spectacles. Interestingly a pair of metal officers' cufflinks engraved ''K'' can be found inside as well, perhaps those of a soldier treated by the nurse to whom this kit belonged. Cherry wood box with partitioned shelf and measures approximately 11 1/2'' across, 7 3/4'' deep, and 4 1/2'' high. Originally from the Old Antietam Museum, used in their display of nurses attending to the wounded on the battlefield. In fine condition.

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    Auction Dates
    February, 2021
    27th-28th Saturday-Sunday
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