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Object Name Fragment
Catalog Number 0985.10.00247
Date 1863
Description The cloth sample consists of a rectangular shaped piece of blue and white plaid wool.
Dimensions W-15.5 L-20 inches
Owned Mary Pilgram
Made unidentified female slave, Pilgram plantation, Woodruff, SC, 1863
Provenance An unidentified female slave wove the cloth sample in 1863. The indigo used to dye the cloth was raised on the homeplace as well. The slave belonged to Mrs. Mary Pilgram of Woodruff, South Carolina.
People unidentified woman
unidentified slave
unidentified African American
Pilgram, Mary Allen [Mrs. Samuel]
Allen, Mary (2)
Search Terms ersatz
homespun
Subjects African Americans
slaves
slavery
women
civilians
dyeing