Creation Date1919 – 1920
DescriptionCape: Grayish blue wool serge cape. The cape is about calf length. There are 5 black celluloid? hexagon shaped closure buttons. Below the buttons are three 3/4" wide black woven horizontal stripes. The collar is a tie collar with a long, wide tie on each side. In the middle of each tie are 3 horizontal plaid stripes. The ends of the ties have braided plaid trim and then a 6" black tassel. There is a yoke in the front and back. The material is gathered under the yoke back and the front sides. Under the yoke are 2 plaid stripes with a black celluloid? hexagon shaped button at the end. The arm holes are half way down the cap and have 2" wide cuffs with 3 short black woven horizontal stripes on the cuffs. At the bottom of the cape, starting from the center sides and extending around the back are three 1" wide woven stripes of black and brown plaid. At the end of each stripe is a black celluloid? hexagon shaped button. The inside of the cape is lined with silk? that is navy blue with green polka dots. Condition - There are some holes and stains. MOLD? - The cape may have had mold. It was laid out to dry and was vacuumed on 1/27/2006.
Worn by Margaret Tipcke Pound c1919-1920.