The Last Silk Dress Setting & Symbolism

Ann Rinaldi
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Portrait

Timothy Tobias Collier makes a sketch of Susan that he calls Southern Belle that appears in Harper's Weekly Magazine. Susan's mother beats her for allowing this portrait to be made and to appear in a Northern periodical.

Pictures

When Susan prepares to go North to live with Timothy's family, she chooses to take with her a portrait of Hugh and Charlotte and one of Lucien rather than the fancy dresses Lucien bought her.

Hugh's Will

Hugh surprises everyone when his will leaves his entire estate to Lucien as his eldest living male heir. Charlotte had expected Hugh to leave everything to her because he and Lucien had a falling out years before.

Silk Dresses

Susan helps to collect silk dresses from the ladies of Richmond that are later used to make a hot air balloon for the Confederate army.

Lucien's Old Clothes

Susan wears Lucien's old clothes...

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