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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