house Yard brooms
A Visit to Ms. Catherine's House

Hewn Timber
Ms. Catherine's
on the Cabin
Quick Tour of
Ms. Catherine's
List of


Yard brooms

Ms. Catherine made these yard brooms. When she lived in this house, she had her children sweep the yard every day. That is a custom that is found in West Africa.

Photo 1999.

Note: More information available from Amelia Wallace Vernon, African Americans at Mars Bluff, South Carolina (Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University, 1993. Reprint. Columbia: University of South Carolina, 1995), pp. 168-171..

Yard brooms

Copyright Amelia Wallace Vernon. All rights reserved, 1999.