Civil War Civilian Living History

Interpreting the American Civil War Home Front


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pinkPink is found throughout the period and was often used in combination with dark brown. One of the most common shades was cinnamon or double pinks, primarly used for children. Prints identical in pattern to the double pinks can be found in golden yellow, purples, and double blues, which are sometimes called Lancaster or Pennsylvania blues. Soft pinks with large areas of white are occasionally found. Pink also appears in gingham checks and plaids.