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Object Name COTTON
Catalog Number 0985.01.00058
Description One of two similarly treated samples of cotton with both being wrapped in stencilled silk with a copper balin cord bound around them. This sample is wrapped with yellow and reads, "Souvenir of the World's Fair Chicago ILLs. May=Nov., 1893 Jefferson County Arkansas First Cotton" and it has a stencil of the State House on the front.
Dimensions H-6.5 W-3.5 L-4 inches
Owned students at Colored Industrial Institute in Pine Bluff, Arkansas
Made Lee Wyatt
Provenance These two prize winning samples of cotton were grown in Arkansas and submitted to the World's Fair of 1893 in Chicago Illinois. (.58) is listed as having been grown by Mr. Lee Wyatt of Noble Lake, Jefferson County, Arkansas, and is from the original prize sample. Both have cards attached to them that are of the period and detail the origination of, and donation to, the Museum of the cotton. (.58a) was planted, cultivated and picked by the pupils, and the sewing and embroidering of the wrapping were done by them.
People Wyatt, Lee
unidentified students at Colored Industrial Institute in Pine Bluff, Arkansas
Search Terms World's Fair
Chicago, Illinois
Subjects African Americans