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"Arrival of 54th at Olustee, Florida" painted sketch from artist's sketchbook used in documentary The True Story of Glory Continues. The sketch depicts a regiment marching and preparing to march, with two officers on horseback. This is part of a set of sketches from "A Swamp Angel's Sketchbook,” which contains concepts for the film Glory.
Glory was the first film to illustrate the involvement of African American soldiers in the Civil War. The film follows the story of the 54th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, the first African American Union regiment organized in the North during the Civil War, and culminates in the Battle at Fort Wagner.
Complete set; three cores and the two double-pointed stands still in original wrapping paper. Paper lining lid interior with product name missing.
Maker is Dover Manufacturing Company of Canal Dover, OH (not to be confused with Dover Stamping and Manufacturing Co. of Dover, NH, established 1833). Business was started by Charles T. Johnson-Vea and Ole Tverdahl in Stoughton, WI, in 1893 and moved to Ohio in 1900; produced exclusively asbestos sad irons. Tverdahl received U.S. Patent No. 649,968 on May 22, 1900 for the flip-over spring clasp or latch locking mechanism (covered improvements in hood and core).
Maker is Central Flatiron Mfg. Co. of Johnson City, NY; company started in 1909, appears to have made only gas irons until the late 1910s or early 1920s. Produced a "Betsy Ross" line of appliances (various models of irons and stoves). Plug possibly made by Metropolitan Electric Mfg. Co. of Long Island City, NY, or Metropolitan Device Corp. of Brooklyn, NY; both in business in the 1910 and 1920s.
The weft yarns are plied with short and long strands of silk fiber of uneven diameter, creating the highly textured surface effect. The tradename Barre Ratta is probably a take-off on the traditional fabrication, barathea, originally a wool and silk textile with a broken twill weave giving a pebbled texture.