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This vibrant cape is made of turquoise wool, with a blue silk lining, and is embroidered with a vine and trapunto quilted-like grape border. A silk tasseled cord stitched at the neck acts as the cape's closure.
The cape may be for a child or adolescent, based on its short length. The item is associated with Helen Bancroft Hay, who, born in 1834, was a young girl in 1840. The family moved from Massachusetts to Portland around that same time.
About This Item
- Title: Grapevine embroided cape, Portland, ca. 1840
- Creation Date: circa 1840
- Subject Date: circa 1840
- Town: Portland
- County: Cumberland
- State: MA, ME
- Media: wool, silk
- Local Code: A86-126
- Collection: Costume collection
- Object Type: Physical Object
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485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x230
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