Benjamin Shepard Judkins' felted wool cape, Palmyra, ca. 1835

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Benjamin Shepard Judkins' felted wool cape, Palmyra, ca. 1835
Benjamin Shepard Judkins' felted wool cape, Palmyra, ca. 1835
Benjamin Shepard Judkins' felted wool cape, Palmyra, ca. 1835
Benjamin Shepard Judkins' felted wool cape, Palmyra, ca. 1835
Benjamin Shepard Judkins' felted wool cape, Palmyra, ca. 1835
Benjamin Shepard Judkins' felted wool cape, Palmyra, ca. 1835
  • Benjamin Shepard Judkins' felted wool cape, Palmyra, ca. 1835
  • Benjamin Shepard Judkins' felted wool cape, Palmyra, ca. 1835
  • Benjamin Shepard Judkins' felted wool cape, Palmyra, ca. 1835
  • Benjamin Shepard Judkins' felted wool cape, Palmyra, ca. 1835
  • Benjamin Shepard Judkins' felted wool cape, Palmyra, ca. 1835

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Description

Unaffected by fashion and trends, this well-worn blue wool ‘country’ cape, features a large practical hood.

Worn by Major Benjamin Shepard Judkins of Palmyra, who was born in 1800, the cape is lined with a brown fine wale printed corduroy with supplementary woven green and red flower heads.

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About This Item

  • Title: Benjamin Shepard Judkins' felted wool cape, Palmyra, ca. 1835
  • Creation Date: circa 1835
  • Subject Date: circa 1835
  • Town: Palmyra
  • County: Somerset
  • State: ME
  • Media: wool
  • Local Code: A86-38
  • Collection: Costume collection
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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