Sewing kit w/needles: Mrs Martha Husbands Smith...

Object Number: 
INV.11907
Date: 
1840-1880
Medium: 
Leather, silk, wool
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 1/8 x 3 7/8 x 2 in. ( 5.4 x 9.8 x 5.1 cm )
Marks: 
handwritten: at the outer end of one ribbon: "Mrs. Martha Husbands Smith / Hartwick & Rochester, N.Y."
Description: 
Red leather rectangular sewing case with four flat sides, the front has a pointed flap with two green silk ribbons attached at the center for closure; when opened, there is a small box along one side, one half has a cover that opens and there is a storage compartment, the other half is a pin cushion, there is a sewing book at the foot of the box with three leaves and holding needles, the outer end opposite the flap is a envelope-type pocket, the inside is lined alternately with red leather and green silk.
Gallery Label: 
The Society also owns one of Martha Husbands' baby bonnets, dated 1817.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group