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Object Name Fragment
Catalog Number 0985.13.00202a
Date 1861-1865
Description One of three material swatches are samples of war era dress goods. Each piece is cotton, dyed brown. (.202a) is an example of homespun.
Owned Mrs. S. H. Grasswitt
Provenance Each donor owned and wore the garment from which the sample came. Mrs. S. H. Grasswitt stated that this sample was "a piece of my first Confederate dress." Possibly made by a slave.
People Grasswitt, S. H., Mrs.
Search Terms ersatz
Subjects African Americans (tentative)
slaves (tentative)
slavery (tentative)