Cape

Cape
Title
Cape
Date 
1855-1875
Medium 
Wool, cotton
Dimensions 
overall (folded): 3 x 31 1/2 x 33 1/2 in. ( 7.6 x 80 x 85.1 cm )
Description 
Medium blue wool cape of the New York State militia, lined with white cotton oil cloth; 1" closed stand-up collar; 6 buttons down the front; buttons cast with eagle above quadrant shield surrounded by stars, "EXCELSIOR" across the bottom.
Object Number 
INV.11999
Marks 
cast: across the bottom of each button: "EXCELSIOR" stamped: reverse of each button: "(illeg.)"
Gallery Label 
The buttons on this cape identify it as having been used in the New York State militia.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group