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Object Name Fragment
Catalog Number 0985.13.00893a-l
Date 1861-1865
Description Twelve (12) homespun samples (a-l). Homespun samples are primarily plaids in browns, whites, and blues.
A: Brown plaid with stripes of small blue squares.
B: Blue and tan woven.
C: Off-white and brown checked.
D: Light and dark brown striped with interwoven white thread.
E: White and dark brown woven.
F: Light brown and white interwoven with four solid light brown stripes.
G: Brown and orange woven squares separated by white thread.
H: Brown and white checked.
I: Triangular tan and brown plaid with blue and red square stripes.
J: Dark brown with white stripes.
K: Light brown and white interwoven, subtle zig-zag pattern.
L: Dark brown with white segmented lines.
Made Mary Corsin; Mrs. M. Caldwell; Sandy Hendricks ; Cumberland County, VA, CSA
Provenance "Twelve samples of homemade dress goods [homespun] made during the war by Mrs. Mary Corsin, Mrs. M. Caldwell, and Mrs. Sandy Hendricks of Cumberland County." Possibly made by slaves.
People Corsin, Mary
Caldwell, M., Mrs.
Hendricks, Lydia [Mrs. Sandy]
Search Terms ersatz
homespun
Subjects African Americans (tentative)
slaves (tentative)
slavery (tentative)
women