|Description||Child dress of brown (perhaps originally white) cotton homespun that has short cap sleeves with a full skirt and fitted waist band. It also has a button closure at the back of the waistband and a single pocket on the skirt.|
|Dimensions||H-14 W-32 L-23 inches|
|Owned||Sarah Virginia Rudd [Mrs. Franklin Carlin]|
|Made||near Lynchburg, Virginia, CSA|
The cotton for this dress was grown, spun, and woven near Lynchburg, Virginia by the Rudd family and worn by the daughter of the family [Sarah Virginia Rudd, b. 1862] to Alexandria during January of 1864.
"Child's homespun dress … The cotton for the dress was grown, spun, and woven near Lynchburg, Va., and worn to Alexandria, Va., by Miss Rudd (now Mrs. Carlin), in January, 1864."
Carlin, Sarah Virginia Rudd
Rudd, Sarah Virginia
African Americans (tentative)
Clothing & dress