Cape

Cape
Title
Cape
Date 
1840-1880
Medium 
Silk, glass
Dimensions 
Overall: 3 x 61 1/4 x 41 in. ( 7.6 x 155.6 x 104.1 cm )
Description 
Black velvet cape lined with quilted black silk; the back is rounded, with wide lapets at the front, outer edge is embroidered with black silk floss and glass beads in a floral and scroll design, bordered by zig-zag pattern.
Credit Line 
Gift of Miss Mary Lamar Erwin
Object Number 
1949.151
Gallery Label 
This cape belonged to Mrs. Howell Cobb, who was the mother of Mary Horn Lamar Cobb Erwin, the founder of the Southern Cross of Honor.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group