'As Far As Possible from Forgetfulness': The Trinity College Historical Society
History in the Home
Wooden Shoe Soles
1865. According to the donor, these shoe soles were "used in our late war....They were made fall 1865 by James Kirkland and sold [to] Geo Arterbridge-On his way home he laid the Shoe Soles down to steal a pig, and in doing so, he in haste and hurry left them which Evidenced [sic] preserved." Arterbridge was a former slave." (Tilley's book, page 36)
Said to have been used to make pewter spoons for slaves.
Hank of Thread
Undated. Made by slaves on the Terrell Plantation in Harris County, Georgia.
Undated. Small pair of shoes.
Homespun Dress Samples
Worn by women of Granville County, North Carolina, during the Civil War.