Rare 1930s US Naval Prison, Portsmouth, NH Marine Corps Guard China Marine Sweetheart Sewing Pillow

Rare 1930s US Naval Prison, Portsmouth, NH Marine Corps Guard China Marine Sweetheart Sewing Pillow

Code: hfsw10010mc


Product Description


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ARTIFACT: This is a rare circa 1930s Marine Corps Guard sweetheart sewing pillow from the United States Naval Prison at Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Placed upon the site of a Revolutionary War era post named Fort Sullivan, the Naval Prison is an imposing island-based structure modeled after Alcatraz. It was used from 1908 until 1974, and now stands in disrepair. The pillow is fringed and done in pink on one side with a large "China Marine" emblem and a "Sweetheart" poem and done in blue on the other side. It has a flap pocket in which to stow sewing notions.

VINTAGE: Circa 1930s.

SIZE: Approximately 15-3/4" in height by 11-1/2" in width.




ITEM NOTES: This is from a pre-WWII USN / USMC sweetheart collection that we will be listing more of over the next few months. ebay SHOP VAEX14 LADEX5/14

CONDITION: 7+ (Very Fine+): The pillow shows some light fading and a few picks.

GUARANTEE: As with all my artifacts, this piece is guaranteed to be original, as described.