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Object Name: Mess kit
Date: ca. 1895
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Medium: Tin, paint
Dimensions: Overall: 1 1/2 x 6 1/2 x 8 1/2 in. ( 3.8 x 16.5 x 21.6 cm )
Place made: North America, United States
Description: Oval tin mess kit with hinged handle and removable lid; obverse of lid is painted with an image of a member of the New York National Guard holding a sword, wearing forage cap and red-lined cape; reverse of lid inscribed as souvenir of the 1895 Brooklyn trolly strike; inside of dish inscribed "WEFS", reverse of dish inscribed with insignia of New York National Guard 7th Regiment.
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. William E. F. Smith
Object Number: 1935.102ab
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Marks: painted: lower right: "E Thibault 95" painted: obverse of lid: "Souvenir / of the / Brooklyn Trolley Strike / For Which the / Gallant service of / 7th Regiment / Was Required / from / Feb 21st To 28th / 1895" painted: inside dish: "WEFS" painted: obverse of dish: "7 PRO PATRIA ET GLORIA / E"

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This mess kit belonged to William E. F. Smith, and was used during the Brooklyn trolley strike in 1895.