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Object Name Fragment
Catalog Number 0985.09.00030
Description 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.
Dimensions H-11 W-9 inches
Owned Jane Bell
Made North Carolina, CSA, 1861-1865
Provenance The fourteen samples of homespun cotton were made in and around Halifax Co., North Carolina during the war. Mrs. Jane Bell of Halifax, North Carolina, collected the samples and attached them to the piece of paper. The shuck plume was made and worn by Mrs. Bell. The embroidery (broderie anglaise) was made during the war with homespun cotton. Some or all possibly made by slaves.
People Bell, Jane
unidentified slave (tentative)
unidentified African American (tentative)
Search Terms ersatz
homespun
Subjects African Americans
slaves
slavery