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Object Name SKIRT
Catalog Number 0985.10.00214
Description Skirt (dress remnant), brown cotton homespun, gathered onto a waistband, with cartridge pleats and two metal hooks and eyes on band. The skirt is four-panel construction; panel widths are ten inches, thirty inches, twenty-nine, and twenty-nine inches. Sewing machine stitching on some seams. The plain weave alternates brown and white. The skirt has a single interior pocket at the side seam. Waist band looks like bodice was cut off.
Material cotton
Dimensions W-98 L-41 inches
Made unidentified slaves, McIver plantation, Darlington, South Carolina, CSA
Provenance The skirt was made from cloth woven on Major J. J. McIver's plantation in Darlington County, South Carolina, during the war.

The 1860 census shows that a J. J. McIver of Darlington County, South Carolina, owned 46 slaves.
People McIver, J. J.
unidentified slave
unidentified woman
unidentified African American
Search Terms ersatz
homespun
Subjects African Americans
slaves
slavery
civilians
women
Clothing & dress
weaving