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  • Women's cloak of striped wool from the nineteenth century

    This woman's cloak is made of a striped wool (red, blue and brown on tan). It has a pointed yoke and standing collar of brown velvet, and self fabric buttons down its front. The back is fitted with very low bustle, and the pleated front hides the arm slits. Unlined. It was described in the original accession records as a traveling cloak. The cloak was worn by Annie Caskey Turner (Mrs. Samuel) of Detroit. Label: Compagnie Russe, 26 Chausse D'Antin and Blvd. Hausseman 23.

  • Women's short capelet made of black seal fur and white loon feathers from the nineteenth century

    This woman's short capelet is made of black seal fur with large panels of white loon feathers. It has a wide ruffled black seal collar with band of white loon feathers around edge. It is lined with gold and gray brocade, and has two small pockets inside. The capelet belonged to Mrs. Emory Low Ford.

  • Women's black velvet and ermine cape from the 1930s

    This woman's black velvet and ermine cape is comprised of a straight tube of black velvet that is a below- knee-length. It is lined with white satin in a rice-paper pattern. The cape has armholes at shoulders, and a wide shawl collar of white ermine. It dips down in back to below waist length, and a band of ermine runs down the front to the hem. The collar is lined with black satin, and the velvet inner-lined with white wool. The cape is without fastenings though they may have been removed.…