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Catalog Number L2007.0011.0003
Object Name Kit, Mess
Description Mess kit or case of some sort. Case is made of cardboard wrapped in black leatherette-type material. Printed in gold lettering "Nineteenth Reunion, 12th N.H. Vols., Friday, Sept. 26, 1884., Alton, N.H." The case is kept shut with tan leather strap hinges. Straps also hold a rolled up woolen item with red hand-stitched yarn hem.
Collection LPL Case #4 Collection
Material Cloth (wool), Cardboard, Leatherette, Leather, Metal
Latest Date 1884.0
Earliest Date 1884.0
Made handmade
Who Owned It John P. Lane
Place of Origin New Hampshire, Alton
History of Ownership tag attached with items in original bicentennial display case indicate items are on long-term loan by Emma Lane Cotton and had been the property of John P. Lane.
Additional Information 0.0
Repository From the collections of Laconia Public Library
People Lane, John P.
Search Terms 12th N.H. Volunteers
Subjects 1880s
Reunions
Military retreats
Patriotism
Foodways
Food
Souvenirs
Soldiers
Wool