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Battenberg lace doily

Description: One of 2 Battenberg lace centerpieces made by Fannie Sheasby of Elgin, TX in 1870; Mrs. Sheasby was married to a physician, Dr. Samuel Sheasby, who was also a mason, postmaster, confederate army officer; they lived in Elgin from the 1850s on
Date: unknown
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

Battenberg lace doily

Description: One of 2 Battenberg lace centerpieces made by Fannie Sheasby of Elgin, TX in 1870; Mrs. Sheasby was married to a physician, Dr. Samuel Sheasby, who was also a mason, postmaster, confederate army officer; they lived in Elgin from the 1850s on
Date: unknown
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

Trinket box

Description: Straw box, a) inlaid straw on wood, in diagonal patterns and check patterns b) lid. Straw is missing on some parts of top and sides (corners mostly). See: N.F. Little's Book, "Neat and Tidy."
Date: unknown
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

Fluting Iron

Description: Fluting iron used to press clothing, specifically those with pleats, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The machine is iron, with brass rollers and a wooden handle.
Date: unknown
Partner: McMurry University Library

Trinket box

Description: Hand-made gilt-edged cardboard box with pin cushion top made of velvet and decorated with stencils that say, "don't forget me" with a flower. There is a mirror on the inside of the lid.
Date: unknown
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum