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Object Name SOCK
Catalog Number 0985.13.00091a
Description One of a pair of socks, men's. Made of bluish-grey cotton with white cable knit cuffs, toes, and heels. Bluish-grey cotton has very small nubs of red, white, and dark blue/black throughout; possible that maker combed silk into the cotton. Toe is three-seam "propeller" toe, also called "French toe". Ribbing extends right cross cabling (knit 2, purl 1, knit 4, purl 1), 17 stitches per inch.
Material cloth/cotton
Owned Anne Richards
Made Mrs. Anne Richards , Bath County, Virginia, CSA
Provenance Made by Mrs. Ann Richards of Bath County, Virginia during the Civil War. The cotton was grown on her place, carded, spun and knit by her in 1862.
People Richards, Ann
Subjects Footwear
Socks
Stockings
African Americans (tentative)
slaves (tentative)
slavery (tentative)
women