Leavitt family winter cape, Eastport, ca. 1810

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Leavitt family winter cape, Eastport, ca. 1810

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Description

the Leavitt family of Eastport owned this knee-length winter cape. It may be of English origin.

The lime green silk cloak was lined with a pink glazed cotton, and was stuffed with cotton wadding for warmth. The high standing collar, lined with quilted pink silk, and the attached hood offered further protection from the elements.

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About This Item

  • Title: Leavitt family winter cape, Eastport, ca. 1810
  • Creation Date: circa 1810
  • Subject Date: circa 1810
  • Town: Eastport
  • County: Washington
  • State: ME
  • Media: cotton, silk, wool
  • Dimensions: 93.98 cm x 95.25 cm
  • Local Code: A86-116
  • Collection: Costume Collection
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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Maine Historical Society
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