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Catalog Number 10046-16
Title Cape
Object Name Cape
Description Wool cape with velvet capelet and cord "drawstring". Tag reads "Liberty and Co. London and Paris". Another tag has been removed. Wool is rectangular in shape, with the sleeves ccreating a drape on either side. The velvet hangs from the neckline in a square shape, and has loops to hold cord in place. There is a loop, possibly for a closure, on the right side of the wool, close to the hem of the cape.
COLORS: blue
TECHNIQUE: machine sewn
Date 1920s
Year Range from 1920
Year Range to 1924
Material wool w/velvet trim
Made Liberty and Co.
Place of Origin London and Paris
History Worn by Grace Abbott in the 1920s and 1930s. Grace was a social reformer, public administrator, and daughter of Elizabeth M. Griffon Abbott, a pioneer civic leader and women's rights advocate. Grace was the aunt of donor Charlotte E. Abbott.
Credit line Charlotte E. Abbott, San Francisco, California
Collection Abbott, Charlotte E.