The University of Texas at Austin
Identifier: TMC_0080
Title: Woman
Description: Long sleeve, brown and white cotton homespun dress has blue trim and blue fabric covered buttons. Made by Lena Dancy Ledbetter (b. 1850) when she was 14. Ledbetter carded the cotton, spun the thread, wove and made the dress. Cloth was woven black and white check (faded to golden tan by 1931.) Ledbetter, an upperclass Southerner on a plantation, made the dress by herself to show solidarity with the Confederate cause. Displayed at United Daughters of the Confederacy Museum in Austin, Texas, circa 1931. This dress is from the Dancy Plantation.
City: La Grange
County: Fayette
State: Texas
Country: United States
Date: 1864
Creator: Ledbetter, Lena Dancy
Source: UT Texas Memorial Museum Collection
Publisher: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
Format: Dresses (garments)
Size: 46 cm W shoulders x 28 cm W waist x 113 cm L
Other ID: TMM 55-2
Subject: Material culture--Texas--19th century