Civil War collapsible cup, ca. 1862

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This tin cup, when collapsed, fits neatly inside itself. It then fit inside a tin bottom and was topped with a tin cap. It was used by Capt. Luther Lawrence while serving during the Civil War. Since soldiers were living in the field and had to travel light, the portability of personal items was important.

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About This Item

  • Title: Civil War collapsible cup, ca. 1862
  • Creation Date: circa 1862
  • Subject Date: circa 1862
  • Location: North Yarmouth, Cumberland County, ME
  • Media: Tin
  • Dimensions: 8.5 cm x 6.5 cm x 6.5 cm
  • Local Code: Collection 64
  • Collection: Luther Lawrence Items, Collection 64
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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North Yarmouth Historical Society
10 Village Square Road , North Yarmouth, ME 04097
(207) 772-1568

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