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Object Name Fragment
Catalog Number 0985.09.00152
Date ca. 1861-1865
Description The cloth sample is a swatch of calico, consisting of light purple vertical lines and dark purple dots against a white background. The sample is attached to a paper card containing a typed history.
Dimensions H-3 W-3 inches
Provenance The calico sample came from a bolt of material "smuggled" in through the blockade at Wilmington, North Carolina. The material sold for $9 per yard.
Subjects Blockade running
Blockades
prices