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Woman's plaid shawl

Civil War era woman's plaid shawl of single ply wool woven in a 2/2 twill. Twisted self fringe on three sides, fourth side has fringe missing. Reddish color of wool appears to be dyed with madder root. Greenish threads look yellowish under microscope. Dark thread looks like indigo under microscope,

Year (or year range): 
1860-1870
Approximate era: 
1851-1900

Woman's quilted work bonnet

Woman's everyday quilted work bonnet in brown cotton, lined with undyed cotton. Stuffed with unspun cotton fiber. Handstitched throughout.

Year (or year range): 
1840-1860
Approximate era: 
1851-1900

Woman's maternity dress

Woman's maternity dress, also possibly a mourning dress. Fitted back bodice with center seam and two center side seams. Front bodice empire waist with pleats to skirt. Fitted coat style sleeves. Plain collar. Bodice is front opening and closed with 11 plain black buttons and buttonholes. 11 more black buttons continue down front of dress. Hem of front of dress finished with flat pleats. Skirt attaches to back bodice with flat pleats. Front bodice and sleeves lined with brown twill woven cotton. Back bodice and skirt lined with wool. Outer dress made of a very fine wool/cotton or wool/linen blend. Both machine and hand stitching.

Year (or year range): 
1865-1875
Approximate era: 
1851-1900

Woman's one piece dress 1860-1865

Woman's one piece dress in cream, black and blue patterned silk. Hand stitched except for bodice dart seams. Bodice opens in front center with 9 blue silk crochet-covered buttons. Hook and eye closures on waist. Bodice and sleeves lined with cotton.Full length coat style sleeves in 2 pieces. Self-piping where sleeves join armholes. Skirt lined with tissue cotton. Hem edge bound with braided wool ribbon.

Year (or year range): 
1860-1865
Approximate era: 
1851-1900

Woman's work bonnet

Woman's cotton work bonnet. Single ply Z spun cotton, dyed with butternut or walnut hulls, woven in pinstripe. All hand stitched. Cap area lined with solid cotton. Ruffle of same fabric on face-edge. Drawstring at base of cap area of cotton cord Chin ties of same cotton fabric.

Hand sewn patch of same material on neck edge.

Year (or year range): 
1830-1850
Approximate era: 
1801-1850

Calash bonnet

Woman's calash bonnet in bottle green silk.

Year (or year range): 
1810-1840
Approximate era: 
1801-1850

Woman's calash bonnet

Woman's calash bonnet in dark blue silk. Lined with white silk and another fabric. Hand stitched throughout. Note attached to bonnet reads: "Calash Bonnet. Bonnet with folding top - it would be pushed back in Church - Property of James Goldsbury estate."

Year (or year range): 
1825-1840
Approximate era: 
1801-1850

Woman's bonnet

Woman's quilted winter bonnet. Plaid outer fabric. Lined with twill woven fabric. Hand stitched throughout. Attached paper reads: "Old Bonnett worn in early days. Property of care of James Goldsbury.

Year (or year range): 
1850-1870
Approximate era: 
1851-1900

Woman's paisley print shawl

Woman's shawl of fine wool with printed paisley design. Added wool fringe. Square shape with small plain center and paisley design on wide borders. Note pinned to shawl says: "Mrs. George S. Cook Roman Sash Years ago."

Year (or year range): 
1840-1870
Approximate era: 
1851-1900
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