Officer's cape

Object Number: 
1948.137
Date: 
1898
Medium: 
Wool, silk
Dimensions: 
Overall (unfolded): 2 1/2 x 111 x 46 in. (6.4 x 281.9 x 116.8 cm) Overall (partially folded): 4 3/4 x 28 x 46 in. (12.1
Marks: 
printed: on maker's label inside breast pocket: "BROOKS BROTHERS, / BROADWAY, / NEW YORK. / DATE / NO." handwritten: on maker's label inside breast pocket: "Staff / Maj Gen C. Webb / 5-14-98 / 25986"
Description: 
Dark blue wool officer's dress cape with dark blue velvet closed double collar (1 hook and eye), with Turk's knot frog closure near the collar, lined with dark blue wool, with horizontal slit pocket at the inside left breast; when unfolded, the cape is a full half-circle.
Gallery Label: 
This dress cape was worn by Major General G. Creighton Webb in 1898.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Jorge R. André
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group