Civil War Civilian Living History

Interpreting the American Civil War Home Front

Fabric Examples

Fabric images from Carolann Schmitt’s presentation “It Looks Like…And Feels Like…Understanding Mid-Nineteenth Century Textiles” presented at the 13th Annual Ladies & Gentlemen of the 1860s Conference, March 1-4, 2007. Additional images courtesy of K. Krewer. Additional information is taken from Vicki Betts’ presentation “Clothing for the Working Woman”. All used with permission.

Barege

Barege

Cartouche

Cartouche

Coral

Coral

purple

Eccentric

 

 

 

Grenadine

Grenadine

Homespun

Homespun

Madder Stripe

Madder Stripe

Marquisette

Marquisette

 

 

 

 

 

Mill Engraving

Mill Engraving

Neat

Neat

Ogee

Ogee

Ombre Plaid

Ombre

 

 

 

 

Picatage

Picatage

Pink

Pink

Printed Plaid

Printed Plaid

Silk Jacquard

Silk Jacquard

 

 

 

 

Silk Taffeta

Silk Taffeta

Wool Broadcloth

Wool Broadcloth

Wool Challis

Wool Challis

Tropical Wool

Tropical Wool

 

 

 

 

Wool Flannel

Wool Flannel

Wool, Sheer

Wool, Sheer