The University of Texas at Austin
Slave shirt [front]
Identifier: TMC_0084
Title: Slave shirt [front]
Description: Tannish/grey cotton shirt has small repeating motif in black and red, long cuffed sleeves, front placate opening with button closures, small stand-up collar. Shirt is gathered at yoke and neck. Very fragmented portions of the original fabric remain. These are couched to muslin backing for support. Shirt was found in crawl space of kitchen of former Blind Asylum [currently the UT Arno Nowotny Building]. Shirt was found December 1982 and donated by Texas Archaeological Research Laboratory.
City: Austin
County: Travis
State: Texas
Country: United States
Date: circa 1860
Source: UT Texas Memorial Museum Collection
Publisher: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
Box: [Metric, Rm C 4-1.3]
Format: shirt
Size: 88.9 cm L x 43.2 cm at shoulder x 61 cm at hem x 61 cm sleeve
Related items: See TMC_0108 for back view.  
Other ID: TMM 2487-1
Subject: Material culture--Texas--19th century