Susan Caldwell McGill, American, 1888 - 1944 Search this
H x W x D: 11 3/8 × 20 1/2 × 18 1/4 in., 26 lb. (28.9 × 52.1 × 46.4 cm, 11.8 kg)
Gastonia, Gaston County, North Carolina, United States, North and Central America
South Carolina, United States, North and Central America
This pot belonged to and was used by Manda (Amanda) Caldwell and her daughter Susie (Susan) Caldwell McGill. Manda Caldwell was born enslaved in the York County or Cherokee County areas of South Carolina. She worked as a laundress during and after her enslavement. Iron pots such as this one were used for many utilitarian purposes - washing clothes, making lye soap and cooking large quantities of food outside.
A large, round iron pot with a brown, orange and red patina. The pot rests on four short legs and has four handles.