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Name unidentified slave (tentative)

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SHOE -

Single left Brogan shoe, men's. Consisting of three-piece leather construction; brown leather upper with front and rear section not attached to one another. Stitched reinforcements in the interior back heel. Interior leather counter attached to upper with stiching. No lining and wooden insole. Two eyelet holes along each side with a leather lace threaded through, which tapers off at the end; length unknown. A rim of the same leather around the edge of the upper attaches it to the sole with metal nails about 1/2 inch apart. Square toe with no toebox. Cut and hand-carved wooden sole (possibly pine) with two two-piece metal plates, or horseshoe cleats, for heel and toe areas, noticeably heated,

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Shoe sole -

Left sole of a pair (2) of shoe soles carved from one piece of untreated pine. No upper or pegs/nails. The soles show evidence of machine work with no hand work present. The sole appears well constructed. Insole recessed to allow attachment of upper. The heel is an inch high and is not a separate part. Men's size 10.

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Shoe -

One of a pair (2) of baby shoes with brown leather uppers on leather soles, edged with tan leather.

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Shoe -

One of a pair (2) of baby shoes with brown leather uppers on leather soles, edged with tan leather.

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Fragment -

The cloth is actually a "set" of thirteen samples of cotton and wool homespun sewn to a paper card.

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Fragment -

The cloth sample is an example of linsey-woolsey homespun. The sample consists of a triangular-shaped piece of red and brown (perhaps formerly black) wool, attached to a paper card.

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Fragment -

Two samples of brown and white cotton woven in a modified tweed pattern. The samples are sewn to a piece of paper on which is written their history.

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Fragment -

Fourteen samples of tweeds and plaids predominately in blues and browns. There is also a shuck plume and a piece of embroidery [broderie anglais] made of homespun cotton, All pieces are sewn to a piece of paper.

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Fragment -

The swatches are twenty-two examples of homespun, consisting of tweed and plaid patterns, predominantly brown and blue in color. Each swatch measures approximately 2" X 2" and is attached to a piece of paper.

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Fragment -

This example of homespun consists of a small red, rectangular-shaped piece of wool containing white spots.

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Fragment -

One of two pieces of triangular cloth that are sewn together: this one is slightly larger and features a blue and white weave.

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Fragment -

One of two pieces of triangular cloth that are sewn together: this one is slightly smaller and features a brown and white weave.

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Fragment -

This cloth sample is an example of homespun. The triangular shaped swatch consists of wool and silk in a black and white check pattern.

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Fragment -

These swatches are nine small samples of different colors and weave homespuns, attached to a piece of paper board on which is written "Samples of cloth spun and woven by women of Edgefield County, SC during the War of Secession 1861-65."

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Pants -

Blue cotton cloth trousers.

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Fragment -

Small piece of cotton homespun with alternating directional lines in a white and brown checkerboard pattern.

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Fragment -

One of three material swatches are samples of war era dress goods. Each piece is cotton, dyed brown. (.202c) is an examples of homespun.

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COVERLET -

The cloth sample is an example of homespun coverlet. The fragment consists of a piece of red, white, and blue wool and cotton, with one side hemmed.

TOWEL -

The towel consists of white linen. Its flax is coarsely spun and has a gray, white cast.