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Object Name Cape
Catalog Number 1986.80.6
Date ca. 1860
Material(s) Silk
Dimensions H-28 W-44.5 inches
Description (Described from viewers point of view)
This light olive green cape is made of silk. It is constructed of nine pieces, one over the shoulders and eight forming the sides. The shoulder section is finished on all edges with ruching in the same material. It is also decorated with a rosette with two "leaves" of the same material placed on the top of the shoulder or just in front. The fabric in the rosettes were cut with very small pinking shears. The sides are attached to the shoulder section in wide box pleats and have a raw edge finished in with a scalloped cut. This edge was also cut with very small pinking shears. The upper portion of the sides have been crimped with an hot iron created a line pattern (almost like corduroy). On the bottom portion of the sides, four rows of ric-rac in tan and light purple are applied horizontally. There is an extra rosette that is not attached to the cape.
Notes Worn by Elizabeth M. Payne, daughter of Elizabeth and John B. Payne, c. 1860, at the Payne farm, Strawberry Hill, in Fayette County. Payne was a prominent stock breeder and manufacturer.
Collection Iris and Elizabeth Haskins Collection
People Payne, Elizabeth Trotter Montgomery
Subjects Clothing & dress
Capes (Clothing)
Search Terms Fayette County (Ky.)
Women's clothing
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS