In the meantime, I've got several more photos to post.
I also found two OLD leather pouches. These things look like they might have been used back in the "Pony Express" days. I suspect that they have some historical significance, but not really sure what it might be.
I think that these pouches are also quite old. They are MRE's...military meals..."meals ready to eat." The pouches are made of a rubberized material. They look old...feel old...and I'd really like to open one of them up to see what's inside, but I probably won't. One of them is "pork with rice in BBQ sauce," and the other is "ham slices." They are not dated, at least as far as I can tell, but the printing is pretty worn off on both of them. I kept these, but I'm not sure how I'd ever use these in one of my pieces. They are one of those interesting treasures from the city dump.