Grapevine embroided cape, Portland, ca. 1840

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Grapevine embroided cape, Portland, ca. 1840
Grapevine embroided cape, Portland, ca. 1840
Grapevine embroided cape, Portland, ca. 1840
Grapevine embroided cape, Portland, ca. 1840
Grapevine embroided cape, Portland, ca. 1840
  • Grapevine embroided cape, Portland, ca. 1840
  • Grapevine embroided cape, Portland, ca. 1840
  • Grapevine embroided cape, Portland, ca. 1840
  • Grapevine embroided cape, Portland, ca. 1840

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Description

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.

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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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Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
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