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Object Name Fragment
Catalog Number 0985.10.00030
Description Four samples of homespun are mounted onto a piece of pasteboard in a geometrical shape with each's history written on the bottom of the board.

Dimensions W-5.25 L-8.75 inches
Owned Catherine Hamilton Alston; unidentified slave (tentative)
Made slaves (tentative), Alston plantation, Abbeville County, South Carolina
Provenance The four sample of homespun were grown, spun, and woven on Mrs. Catherine Hamilton Alston's plantation in Abbeville County, South Carolina.
People Alston, Catherine Hamilton [Mrs. James]
Hamilton, Catherine
unidentified slaves (tentative)
unidentified African Americans (tentative)
Search Terms ersatz
homespun
Subjects slaves (tentative)
slavery (tentative)
African Americans (tentative)
women