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For many decades of America’s history, African Americans resided on the plantations of white landowners and slaveholders, limited in their freedoms, their belongings, and their identities. Slaves were destitute, kept without so much and given little in the way of decent clothing or goods. The clothing given to African Americans on these plantations is represented and reflected in this black history costume.
Traditionally, African Americans were supplied with one piece of attire to wear on the plantation. Some received two suits, a single pair of shoes, and one blanket. Yet the items a slave was granted varied from plantation to plantation, depending on the generosity or cruelty of a plantation owner. Children often went without clothing until they reached age 12—at this age of “adulthood”, girls then donned adult dresses and plain leather shoes. Even when these dresses were handed out, the material was coarse and uncomfortable, warm in the heat of summer days and too thin in the coldest days of winter. The chance to clean or restore this clothing was rare, meaning a young African American girl on a plantation often wore the same dress until it was worn out, or a new one was given to her.
An exclusive piece in our Heritage Costumes Black History collection of quality costume clothing based on renowned figures celebrated in the annals of Black History, this children’s African American plantation costume is authentic to the 1700s and 1800s and the attire worn by the African Americans who lived on the plantations of the colonies and first states during the 17th, 18th, 19th centuries. You’ll look just like an African American on the plantation yourself when you don this historically accurate costume set. Included is a full-length Victorian dress with a zipper back, a long white apron, a shawl, and a bonnet.
This high-quality African American plantation costume can be used for historical school events, play, or simply a day of donning the clothing worn by figures of black history during the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries. Made with pride and care right in the United States, this kids’ African American plantation black history costume is built to last.
See Our Collection of Black History Costumes Here.
Black History Month, or National African American History Month, is an annual celebration of achievements by black Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of African Americans in U.S. history. Capture this moment in time with our line of Heritage Costumes.
Self: 100% Polyester Satin Jacquard
Accessory: 65% Polyester 35% Cotton
* Most items made from polyester/cotton blend treat as polyester.
* Most items are made from polyester can be machine washed and dried.
* Use warm water and add a fabric softener to the final rinse cycle.
* Machine dry at low temperature setting and remove articles as soon as the tumbling cycle is complete.
* If ironing is needed, use a moderately warm iron.
* Most items made from polyester can be dry-cleaned.
To remove stains:
* Soak and then wash with soap and warm water using a mild liquid detergent.
* Remove tough stains by spraying with a mild stain remover. It will have a better chance of removing stains other than food and dirt.
* Tumble dry on low heat.
*Dress may vary slightly in color*
Children’s clothing for both Boy's And Girls is the same size. The size is based on either the child’s weight and length in pounds and inches or on specific measurements (chest, waist, and hip).