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Object Name COVERLET
Catalog Number 0985.12.00042
Date ca. 1865
Description This is a white cotton hand woven coverlet.
Dimensions W-90 L-140 inches
Owned Martha Elizabeth Shotwell Powell; Mrs. E. S. Norris
Made Martha Elizabeth Shotwell Powell
Provenance The coverlet was the property of the donor's mother, Mrs. E.S. Norris, wife of Corporal E.S. Norris. She was born in Greene Co., VA, on 2/26/1850. This spread was woven by her mother, Martha Elizabeth Shotwell Powell, wife of Benjamin Powell, when Mrs. Norris was a small child, in Virginia sometime in the early 1860s. Mrs. Norris moved to Texas with her husband in 1881. The spread was in her possession until her death on 4/10/1939.
People Powell, Martha Elizabeth Shotwell
Norris, E. S., Mrs.
Subjects African Americans (tentative)
slaves (tentative)
slavery (tentative)
Bedspreads
Blankets
weaving