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Object Name COLLAR
Catalog Number 0985.13.00348a
Description An over-collar is made of brown, or faded dark green, wool with a white woven line. The collar attaches to a day dress (.348) of the same fabric.
Made Louisa County, Virginia, CSA (tentative)
Provenance Unknown. Homespun day dress, believed from Virginia and of wartime origin. Possibly made by slaves.

Homespun dress, believed made in Virginia. Possibly made from material prepared in Louisa County, Virginia. (Two homespun dresses were donated to the Virginia Room before 1905; they were both placed in Case C, and provenance mixed up for the two.)

Believed to be "Confederate dress, home woven, and material entirely prepared in Louisa, VA. A dress proudly worn by the ladies of the Confederacy in demonstration of the loyalty and devotion to the South. The wrap forming the suit is called a 'Beauregard' was converted into a soldier's first citizens coat in the spring with 'the gray' was forbidden - his own burned by the enemy." (Undated list of accessions, "before 1896" [stored in folder in box "Accession Records - Box 1"])
Search Terms ersatz
homespun
Subjects African Americans (tentative)
slaves (tentative)
slavery (tentative)
women
Clothing & dress
Civil War, U.S.