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Object Name DRESS
Catalog Number 0985.13.00002
Date ca. 1864
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
Provenance 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."
People Carlin, Sarah Virginia Rudd
Rudd, Sarah Virginia
Rudd family
Search Terms ersatz
homespun
Subjects African Americans (tentative)
slaves (tentative)
slavery (tentative)
girls
children
Clothing & dress