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Dye plant sample; Impatiens pallida; Vincennes, Indiana; 1882

Dye plant sample; Impatiens pallida; Vincennes, Indiana; 1882

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Dye plant sample; Impatiens pallida; Acquired from the Indians of Vincennes, Indiana, in 1882. Original cataloging reads: "Yellow Dye Plant. - The wild Lady Slipper, Impatriens pallida, The entire plant boiled in water with the addition of copperas produces a fine, yellow color for cotton or woolen fabrics. From the Indians of Vincennes, Indiana, 1882. 57,603. Collected by Dr. E. Palmer." on object tag.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
fiber sample
natural dye sample
date made
ca. 1882
place made
United States: Indiana, Vincennes
Measurements
overall: jar: 10 1/4 in x 4 1/2 in; 26.035 cm x 11.43 cm
ID Number
TE.E057603.000
catalog number
E57603
accession number
11892
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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