Wool, silk, metal
overall (folded): 5 x 29 1/2 x 45 in. ( 12.7 x 74.9 x 114.3 cm ) overall (unfolded): 4 x 152 x 45 in. ( 10.2 x 386.
Dark gray cape with closed double collar (1 hook and eye), with frog closure near the throat; cape is in the shape of a half-circle when unfolded, with the collar at the center of the straight edge; lined with red wool.
This cape was worn by George A. Zabriskie (1868-1954), a descendent of Albert Zabriskie who came from Poland in 1662 to settle in New Amsterdam. During World War I, George served as adviser to the government on the commodities of flour and sugar. He became a life member of the Society in 1920, was elected treasurer in 1929, and was chosen president in 1939. The Society also owns other pieces of this uniform.
Gift of George A. Zabriskie
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