|Object Name||COTTON CARD|
|Description||One of two cotton cards are a pair, both made of wood with wire bristles. Both cards are stamped on the smooth side with a manufacturer's mark. The only legible part of the mark reads, "THE ONLY GENUINE / OLD WHITTEMORE PATENT / IMPROVED."|
|Dimensions||W-10.75 L-9.5 inches|
These cotton cards are believed used in the home of the Gunter family of Fayetteville, Arkansas, during the 1860s for carding cotton to spin and weave into cloth for "homespun" dresses and the heavier material for making Confederate uniforms, etc.
(This history was provided for a pair of cotton cards donated to the Arkansas Room; as this is the only pair of cards known to come from that room, it is believed their history.)