Barlow's Indigo Blue - Inventory Number: MIS 080
Original sealed container of Civil War fabric dye, most desirable color of the war! Discovered still housed in its original pasteboard box still containing one dozen lathe turned wooden containers still sealed with paper labels. The box which originally contained two dozen pucks had beautiful period artwork. Text stated: “2 Dozen Small - Barlow’s Indigo Blue – Put up at Wiltberger’s Drug Store – No. 233 North 2nd Street, Philadelphia.”
Indigo is among the oldest dyes to be used for textile dyeing and printing, having been around for 6,000 years. Indigo blue was a prized dye during the American Civil War. This dye was used for uniforms and was also often the source of pride amongst many southern women whom would compete in the quality of their homemade indigo dyes. A certificate of authenticity containing numerous photographs of the original packaging box will be furnished with this item.
Inventory Number: MIS 080