Cotton, leather, brass, bone
Overall: 14 x 16 1/2 in. ( 35.6 x 41.9 cm )
printed: flap interior: "IST LT. J.H. MARSCHING/AMER. EXP. FORCE/NOV. 20, 1917/FRANCE" stitched: label: "WATERPROOFERS & INDIARUBBER/MANUFACTURERS/Walkley & Co./425 STRAND /LONDON, W.C."
Cotton, leather, brass, and bone haversack; stitched, fatigue cotton bag with brown leather bottom, pocket that fastens to bone button on back of bag, small pocket on left side, shoulder strap fastened to brass swivel snaps on top, and flap with two leather straps that fasten to buckles on front bottom; pocket stitched to inside of bag and inscribed label to inside of flap; printed mark on flap interior.
According to an attached label, this haversack was used by Major John H. Marsching during World War I.
Gift of Mrs. John H. Marsching, 1948
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