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Object Name Fragment
Catalog Number 0985.09.00153
Date ca. 1861-1865
Description The cloth sample is a swatch of calico, consisting of a white and brown star-like pattern against a brown background. The sample is cut into two-triangular shapes forming a rectangle. The sample is attached to a paper card containing a typed history.
Owned unidentified girl
Provenance The calico swatch came from a bolt of material "smuggled" in through the blockade at Wilmington, North Carolina. The material sold for $9 per yard. The particular swatch came from a piece of the material used to make the first short dress of a Confederate colonel's baby daughter.
People unidentified girl
unidentified child
Subjects Blockade running
Blockades
girls
children
civilians
infants
Babies
prices