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Object Name Fragment
Catalog Number 0985.10.00028b
Date ca. 1864
Description The cloth sample is an irregular, rectangular-shaped swatch of purple cotton print with white checks. This sample is associated with two others - (.28a) a dark red with white flowers cotton print and (.28c) a gray taffeta.
Dimensions W-4.75 L-3.5 inches
Provenance The purple cotton swatch came from a bolt of material "smuggled" in through the blockade in 1864. The material sold for $7.50 per yard in Atlanta, Georgia.
Subjects Blockade running
Blockades
prices