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Object Name Capelet
Common Name Shawl
Catalog Number 1958.25.1
Date ca. 1845
Material(s) Cotton
Dimensions H-13 W-46 inches
Description This small white lace cape or capelet is triangular in shape with a rounded edge at the back rather than a point. The lace is a floral pattern with a small wreath at center and a scalloped edge. There are two hand sewn darts at the shoulder areas. A narrow collar of a lighter colored lace with a different pattern is attached to the front edge. It is hand sewn on.
Notes According to records, this capelet was used about 1845 by Mrs. Ann E. Viley Johnson, the wife of Kentucky's first Confederate Governor George Johnson.
Collection Mrs. William H. Coffman Collection
People Johnson, Mrs. Ann E. Viley
Johnson, George
Subjects Capes (Clothing)
Clothing & dress
Search Terms Scott County (Ky.)
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS