File consists of a keepsake box and sewing kit received by Martha Rieder for Christmas, 1892, from John and Carrie Breithaupt. Box is red velvet with a painting of two birds on the top (painting cracked and flaking off in some places). Contents of the box include:
sewing kit items (needle case, needle, hook, thimble, etc.),
pin cushion for displaying trinkets,
2 trinkets (birch bark canoe, souvenir of [?] tower),
small paper fan with painting of matador and bull,
mother of pearl bottle with decorative metal trim and cork stopper (scent flask?),
clam shells attached with metal hinges and painted with flowers (souveinr of Niagara Falls [?]; paint flaking off; containing some type of fragrant material?),
*red velvet coin purse with leather interior containing a miniature pocket knife and coins (5 cents Canadian 1902, 5 cents US 1895, 25 cents US 1895).
Box also contains ms. note: "Martha M. Anthes, Christmas 1892, from Carrie and John."