In this volume, Mel Buchanan shares insights about the woman behind the furnishing of an important antebellum parlor. Whitney Stuart discusses Reconstruction-era African American material culture as expressed by women in their new free homes. Katherine Burlison reveals one woman’s impressive literary and artistic accomplishments in New Orleans. Katherine J. Adams provides interpretive analysis of quilts from Texas and the Lower South. The paper on sunbonnets by Rebecca Jumper Matheson provides a unique window into nineteenth-century Texas. The publication concludes with an essay by Lauren Clark focused on decorative memorial works woven of hair.
Published by Museum of Fine Arts, Houston