The University of Texas at Austin
Slave shirt [back]
Identifier: TMC_0108
Title: Slave shirt [back]
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 by Texas Archeological Research Laboratory in December 1982, site number 41TV611.
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
Rights: Please contact the Briscoe Center for further information regarding the use of this material.
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_0084 for front view.  
Other ID: TMM 2487-1
Subject: Material culture--Texas--19th century