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Object Name Stock
Catalog Number 0985.13.01032
Description The piece of cloth is a black silk triangle, with crumpled ends (as though previously tied). The triangle was created by sewing together strips of black silk.
Dimensions W-22 L-19 inches
Owned Robert T. Gooch
Provenance This cloth belonged to the donor's grandfather, Robert Tisdale Gooch (1807-1868), of Louisa County.

A label was once attached to it which read, "My Grandfather's Robert T. Gooch's stock."

(A stock is a 18th century, or early 19th century, item of clothing worn at the neck. Arguably a precursor to cravats and/or neckties.)
People Gooch, Robert Tisdale