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Black Lace and Satin Short Cape

Description

Black lace and satin circular cape, violet silk flower trim at neckline, satin flounce dotted with small jet beads.

Source

HCT.1987.319.6

Provenance

The use of violets as trim on this cape indicate it was worn during later stages of observing mourning for a loved one. The donor, Margaret Robbins Mitchell, had a great-grandmother who passed away on Christmas Day 1892. This short cape could have been worn either by Margaret's mother, Anna Pearl Aultman, or her grandmother, Rebecca Ann Greenwalt, during the prescribed period of mourning.

Decade

1890-1899

Files

HCT.1987.319.6 front.JPG
HCT.1987.319.6 three quarter.JPG
HCT.1987.319.6 LSF.JPG
HCT.1987.319.6 left.JPG
HCT.1987.319.6 LSB.JPG
HCT.1987.319.6 back.JPG
HCT.1987.319.6 back detail.JPG
HCT.1987.319.6 neckline detail.JPG
HCT.1987.319.6 detail.JPG
HCT.1987.319.6 textile detail.JPG

Collection

Citation

“Black Lace and Satin Short Cape,” Fashion2Fiber, accessed August 3, 2020, http://fashion2fiber.osu.edu/items/show/5041.

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