|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|
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.)
Gooch, Robert Tisdale