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Object Name YARN
Catalog Number 0985.02.00044a
Description This sample of yarn consists of blue cotton wound around a paper butterfly. This piece of blue yarn is attached to a piece of paper also containing a wooden spool of white cotton thread (.44) and a swatch of brown and white homespun (.43).
Dimensions H-1.25 W-1 inches
Owned Mrs. E. P. Hickson
Made Florida
Provenance Mrs. E. P. Hickson made and used this blue cotton yarn, made in Florida, to knit socks for Confederate soldiers.
People Hickson, E. P., Mrs.
Search Terms ersatz
homespun
Subjects African Americans (tentative)
slaves (tentative)
slavery (tentative)
civilians
women