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Object Name Cloth
Catalog Number 0985.02.00042
Date 1863
Description This example of homespun, probably constructed of wool on cotton warp, with a loose weave. It has one selvedge edge. Note that the blue dye has faded in several areas and the fabric width measurement tapers to about 17".
Material Cloth/Fabric/Cotton/Wool
Dimensions H-20.25 W-24 inches
Owned Mary A. Bryant
Made Mary A. Bryant, Florida, CSA, 1863
Provenance Mary A. Bryant made this homespun sample in Florida in 1863 for use as hospital comforts for Confederate soldiers.

Note: the Abel Seymour Baldwin and General Hospital, Lake City, Florida collection in the MOC's ESB Library relate to this hospital.
People Bryant, Mary A.
Search Terms ersatz
homespun
Florida
Subjects African American (tentative)
Fabric production
hospitals
Medical equipment & supplies
Medical care
slave (tentative)
slavery (tentative)
Weaving
women