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Object Name Fragment
Catalog Number 0985.11.00076
Date 1863
Description Small piece of cotton homespun with alternating directional lines in a white and brown checkerboard pattern.
Dimensions H-3 W-2.75 inches
Owned Jean Robertson Anderson [Mrs. Keller Anderson]
Made Mrs. Keller Anderson, St. Francis County, Arkansas, CSA, 1863
Provenance "Homespun made in St. Francis County, Arkansas by a native-born Tennessee woman who had never seen a loom or spinning wheel, had never made a bed or baked a hoe-cake until the war came."

Made by Jean Robertson Anderson [Mrs. Keller Anderson] in 1863 during the Civil War in Arkansas.
People Robertson, Jean
Anderson, Jean Robertson [Mrs. Keller]
unidentified slave (tentative)
unidentified African American (tentative)
Search Terms ersatz
homespun
Subjects African Americans (tentative)
slaves (tentative)
slavery (tentative)
women
Work