Overall: 1 1/2 x 6 1/2 x 8 1/2 in. ( 3.8 x 16.5 x 21.6 cm )
Oval tin mess kit with hinged handle and removable lid; obverse of lid is painted with an image of a member of the New York National Guard holding a sword, wearing forage cap and red-lined cape; reverse of lid inscribed as souvenir of the 1895 Brooklyn trolly strike; inside of dish inscribed "WEFS", reverse of dish inscribed with insignia of New York National Guard 7th Regiment.
This mess kit belonged to William E. F. Smith, and was used during the Brooklyn trolley strike in 1895.
Gift of Mrs. William E. F. Smith
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