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Elizabeth McNeil Butts (1873-1965) wore this cloak in Lewiston during the 1902 and 1903 seasons. Originally from Massachusetts, Elizabeth McNeil married John P. Butts in Lewiston in 1901.
The red wool cloak features a black Persian lambs wool (known as astrakhan) collar, and a black embroidered botanical design. The design is a stylized flower and vine motif.
About This Item
- Title: Elizabeh McNeil Butts wool cloak, Lewiston, ca. 1903
- Creation Date: circa 1903
- Subject Date: circa 1903
- Location: Lewiston, Androscoggin County, ME
- Media: wool, metal
- Dimensions: 104.14 cm x 129.54 cm
- Local Code: 1993.242.3
- Collection: Costume collection
- Object Type: Physical Object
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