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Object Name Fragment
Catalog Number 0985.04.00079
Date ca. 1864
Description The cloth sample is an example of linsey-woolsey homespun. The sample consists of a triangular-shaped piece of red and brown (perhaps formerly black) wool, attached to a paper card.
Dimensions W-4.5 L-4 inches
Owned Fannie Morton Harris
Made unidentified slave (tentative), Mill Quarter, Powhatan Co., VA
Provenance The fragment of cloth came from a linsey-woolsey dress worn by Fannie Morton Harris to her brother's wedding in 1864. The cloth was spun, dyed, and woven at "Mill Quarter" in Powhatan County, Virginia.
People Harris, Fannie Morton
unidentified slave (tentative)
unidentified African American (tentative)
Search Terms ersatz
Subjects weddings
African Americans