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Basket

Description

This basket from Woodlawn Plantation in Prince George’s County, Maryland is a rare example of an object made by an enslaved person for their own use. In 1860 around the time this basket was made, eighty-one people enslaved people lived at Woodlawn Plantation.

Creator

unknown

Date

circa 1860

Materials

Broom sedge, reeds

Dimensions

13 inches (diameter of bottom of basket), 5.5 inches (diameter at opening), 11 inches (height)

Resource ID

2364

Digital Publisher

Digital resource provided by the Maryland Center for History and Culture

Rights

This digital image is made available here for private study, scholarship, and research. Commercial and other uses are prohibited without the permission of the Maryland Center for History and Culture. For more information, visit the MCHC’s Reproductions and Permissions web page.