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H.T.W.E. ["...his thanks was enough...] (Civil War Cot)
New York :: Picturetown, Inc.,, 2010.. One-of-a-Kind. Doll-size folding cot with pillow in case, 2 blankets, 2 sheets, and duffle bag. Hand and machine stitched bed coverings. Machine embroidered text. Duffle Bag (for US Military Tent Shelter/standard ground troop pup-tent): new and old stock, olive drab green, cotton sateen, with 2 used olive drab Swedish Military Surplus Straps and 4 metal buttons) 20" (W) x 27 1/2" (L ?- closed) or 35 1/2" (L ?- with flap opened). Vintage folding army cot (either a doll or salesman's sample) 9 1/2" (W) x 24" (L) x 8" (H). Pillow Case (vintage cotton off-white mattress cover with ink jet printed image) 7 1/2" (W) x 5 1/4" (L) . Pillow (vintage blue and white pillowcase ticking, cotton batting stuffing) 6 1/2" (W) x 4 1/2" (L) . Blanket rolled at end of bed (vintage brown wool blanket, lined with vintage tan cotton blanket, with 2 used olive drab Swedish Military Surplus Straps hand-sewn to blanket) 17" (W) x 24" (L) . Blanket (vintage green wool army blanket with moth holes) 20" (W) x 30" (L) . Top sheet (vintage white cotton bed sheet) 19 1/2" (W) x 27" (L) . Bottom sheet (vintage off-white cotton mattress cover, 8 machine-stitched button holes, 8 metal buttons attached with used olive drab Swedish Military Surplus strap pieces) 19 1/2?" (W) x 29?" (L). Booklet with bibliography and text for each item (9 1.2 x 11"; 12 sheets). Pages in clear Mylar sheets. Includes statement by artist, images of each item, and CV of artist. Tamar Stone: "With the outbreak of the Civil War in 1861 both men and women volunteered to fight for the causes of slavery and states rights. "This project began with my interest in Florence Nightingale and her hospital reform work during the Crimean War. What she accomplished would change the way nurses and the field of nursing would be considered from that point onward (both on the battle field and at home). Many women were inspired by her work and joined the war as volunteers ?- following their husbands and brothers into the battle fields. Others disguised themselves as men in order to partake in the action at the front lines. "These stories include those told from the more well-known Louisa May Alcott (whose literary beginnings were formed with her hospital experiences written in her 1863 book, Hospital Sketches) to Sara Emma Edmonds, also known as the soldier 'Frank' during the war, among others. It is their bed oriented stories and experiences, that fill this folding army cot. "The bag that that holds the bed and bedding is based on a design from early World War tent bags. The pie-chart design stitched on it is based on the coxcomb charts Florence Nightingale devised to explain health reforms needed, based on death statistics of the British army troops on the fields, during the Crimean War.
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