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March 16, 2012

Soldier’s hand mirror

Filed under: Item of the Day — Lizzie Ehrenhalt @ 9:50 am

Soldier's hand mirror

Glass mirror made in the 1840s and used by Reverend Chauncey Hobart of Red Wing, Minnesota during the Mexican-American War and Civil War.  The mirror is set into a flat wood case with a sliding cover that pivots on a brass pin.

For details, view the mirror in our online collections database.

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