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Object Name Fragment
Catalog Number 0985.10.00050
Description This cloth sample is an example of homespun. The triangular shaped swatch consists of wool and silk in a black and white check pattern.
Dimensions H-6.75 W-4.5 inches
Owned Julia Rush Fisher Bachman [Mrs. W. K. Bachman]
Provenance The example of homespun came from a dress that belonged to Julia Rush Fisher Bachman [Mrs. W. K. Bachman] The maker carded, dyed, and spun the wool. She then mixed the wool with ravelings of old silk to make the dress material.

"Bit of homespun dress of wool which the maker carded and spun, dyed and mixed with the ravellings of old black silk and then wove into cloth. Price of the work at the time $50."
People Bachman, Julia Rush Fisher [Mrs. William K.]
Fisher, Julia Rush
unidentified African American (tentative)
unidentified slave (tentative)
Search Terms ersatz
Subjects African Americans (tentative)
slaves (tentative)
slavery (tentative)