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Attributed to:
Tempy Ruby Bryant, American, born ca. 1848  Search this
Medium:
cloth with shell or glass buttons
Dimensions:
H x W: 53 × 39 in. (134.6 × 99.1 cm)
Type:
dresses
Place used:
Sumter County, Alabama, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1870-1890
Description:
A single piece handsewn dress believed to have been worn by the formerly enslaved woman Tempy Ruby Bryant and handed down through her descendants. The dress is composed of a brown and taupe colored floral patterned fabric. The pattern has columns of flowers bordered by dark vertical lines with light vertical lines running through the flowers. The dress has white buttons at the waist, in a single row from waist to collar. Four buttons are missing: one at the waist and three near the collar. There is neat tucking at the waist band and sleeve cuffs.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Emancipation  Search this
Families  Search this
Freedom  Search this
Reconstruction, U.S. History, 1865-1877  Search this
Slavery  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Dr. Todd E. Robinson
Object number:
2018.84
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Clothing-Historical
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/fd50d2f7245-d71a-490b-8127-592e1572073e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2018.84