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Created by:
Unidentified  Search this
Owned by:
Manda Caldwell, American  Search this
Susan Caldwell McGill, American, 1888 - 1944  Search this
Medium:
iron
Dimensions:
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)
Type:
cauldrons
Place collected:
Gastonia, Gaston County, North Carolina, United States, North and Central America
Place used:
South Carolina, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1850-1950
Caption:
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.
Description:
A large, round iron pot with a brown, orange and red patina. The pot rests on four short legs and has four handles.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Cooking and dining  Search this
Domestic life  Search this
Families  Search this
Labor  Search this
Slavery  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of the Nichols Family
Object number:
2013.161
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Tools and Equipment-Domestic
Exhibition:
Slavery and Freedom
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse 3, C3 053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5da44a47b-c190-4da1-bb2f-76d44a9eeecd
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2013.161