Special Textile Collection-Evacuation

The items shown below are a synopsis of what is on our special textile collection racks. They are organized so that in case of a disaster these textile racks are handled first, thus we call them our evacuation racks. These items are in their boxes in loose  categories but the boxes themselves on the rack may not be in the same category. They are listed here by rack and box number. The items themselves will also appear under the proper category on their corresponding page for easy location for researchers. Only one photo of each item is shown here but more photos and information  may be found on their proper category page by clicking on the blue linked words and scrolling down to the proper item(s).

It is important  to note that not all the pieces that come to the  museum are in perfect condition but are a clue to our textile history. Before discarding a piece that is not in perfect condition but may have historic value, please contact a museum, a university, and/or a library. Once the piece is gone the history may be lost forever! Some of these pieces are slotted for conservation in the future.

Rack 1 Evacuation 

TB2 R1 Evacuation

 1980-286-09 Abildgaard Cape

This beautiful black silk cape from the late 1800’s features a standing collar of pleated silk ribbon and was donated by Montine B Abildgaard .  Click on the blue to see more details of this cape. See Capes

2016-51-24, Vallotton Collection

This is a  black silk print angel sleeve with fringe evening  short jacket. See Womans Fashion


UNK #1a & #1b,

-This green and black matching jacket & skirt is circa 1905-1908  See Woman’s Clothing













UNK #2 TB #2






















This black floral netted and appliquéd leaf dress is early 1900 belonged to  Mrs. JB Jones.  See Woman’s Clothing

TB 70 R1 Evacuation  Rose Collection 

1979-72-04 TB 70 E.P. Rose  Periwinkle dress
























This periwinkle dress was designed by Carrie Burnam Taylor (1878-1917)  a well known dressmaker and belonged to Caroline Smith Rose  For a detailed description of this dress and a chance to look at its construction, please see the woman’s fashion page.


1979-272-06, TB 70E.P. Rose Collection, Black silk skirt


This black silk taffeta six gourd  skirt is also from the EP Rose Collection. To see more details please scroll to this item on the Woman’s Fashion page.

1979-272-05a-d TB 70 EP Rose Collection, Long Scarf-like pieces

Also included in this E.P. Rose collection is four narrow  white ladies ties.



TB 25 R1 Evacuation Rose Collection 

 1979-272-01, E. P. Rose Estate TB 25 R1



This black ruched silk taffeta blouse fastens in center front (concealed by cream colored heavy silk  with an overlay of black netted cotton lace featuring black embroidered lace flowers and is part of the E.P. Rose Collection.

Please see the Woman’s Fashion page for more details and  photos.

 1979-272-02, E. P. Rose Estate TB 25 R1

This  black silk  blouse’s center front panel is configured of 1” large tucks gathered at waist front . For more details and pictures please see this in Woman’s Fashions


1979-272-03, E. P. Rose Estate TB 25 R1

This plain black tailored silk shirt  is decorated with 3 sets of tucks and a center front that is shaped with a scallop. For more information on this item see the Woman’s Fashion page

Silk Shawl with Silk Embroidery 77-163 TB 74R1Sd1

One of the oldest textiles in the Lowndes County Historical Museum Collection is an 1849 silk shawl with silk embroidery belonging to  Mary “Molly” Gapen. Follow this intriguing story by clicking here.

Paisley Shawl 1980-290 TB74R1Sd1

Another interesting woven textile is a multicolored wool paisley shawl.  Shawl page by clicking here. 

Valdosta/ Washington DC Shawl 2010-26-009 TB74 R1Sd1 Louie Peeple White Collection 

Although this shawl  is Circa 1970’s, it is located in the evacuation shawl box due to  history it represents and the person who owned the shawl. Louie Peeples White.   For more information on Louie Peeples White and Red Cross, please see the Red Cross Section of this web site by clicking here. For more information on Arthur White, please see the patches in the WWII Special Collection. There will be also more  information on this textile web site on her hats, gloves, Woman Fashion, and accessories. Look for them in the future as we expand this web site!

Black Folding Parasol  78-193-07, 78-203 TB49 R1Sc2 

Marie Crockett Collection

This black silk parasol is 28 Inches long from end to end and made with a folding handle. It opens to 17 inches wide. This item is fragile due to the inert nature of weighted silk.  More information is available on the museum page Fans, Walking Sticks. Parasols and Umbrellas.


Handheld Fan 2005-002-06,TB 49R1Sc2 Jennifer Altman

This silk fan opens to 8 ½” long x 15 ¼” and boasts 4 ¼” elaborate gold & mother-of-pearl decorated wood slats extending from closure pin. To see more photos and information on this fan, please check out our page Fans, Walking Sticks, Parasols, and Umbrellas.