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Object Name Thread
Catalog Number 0985.10.00063
Date 1863
Description This is a thread in a skein. It has a natural color, is made of cotton, and tied together with a red ribbon. It is marked with the number "280."
Dimensions L-10 inches
Owned Mary Pilgram
Made female slave, Pilgram plantation, Woodruff, South Carolina, CSA, 1863
Provenance This thread was carded and spun in 1863 by an 80 year old slave woman of Mrs. Mary Pilgram of Woodruff, SC.

"Thread, spun in 1863 by a negro woman 80 years old. She carded the cotton and spun the thread. She was the slave of Mrs. Mary Pilgram"

Possible history: "Cotton yard spun by a woman of 90."
People Pilgram, Mary Allen [Mrs. Samuel]
Allen, Mary (2)
unidentified woman
unidentified slave
unidentified African American
Search Terms erstaz
Subjects African Americans
slaves
slavery
Sewing
Needlework
women
civilians
Spinning
Spinning wheels