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Crocheted Capelet with Tassels

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Dublin Core

Identifier

VC2001110

Title

Crocheted Capelet with Tassels

Description

taffeta and crocheted capelet with tassels

Creator

Cohn

Subject

Clothing and dress

Extent

35 inches (chest), 38 inches (waist), 31.5 inches (center front length), 26 inches (center back length), 40.25 inches (hem circumference), other measurements: Neck- 14.5 in.

Type

Physical Object

Temporal Coverage

1870s
1880s

Rights

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Rights Holder

© Vassar College Costume Collection. Images in this collection may be used for teaching, classroom presentation, and research purposes only. For other reuse, reproduction and publication of these images, contact costumeshop@vassar.edu.

Costume Item Type Metadata

Source Identifier

VC2001110

Color Main

black

Technique

crocheting
lace making
hand sewing

Dimensions Chest

35

Dimensions Waist

38

Dimensions CF Length

31.5

Dimensions CB Length

26

Hem Circumference

40.25

Dimensions Other

Neck- 14.5 in.

Dimensions All

35 inches (chest), 38 inches (waist), 31.5 inches (center front length), 26 inches (center back length), 40.25 inches (hem circumference), other measurements: Neck- 14.5 in.

Label

Cohn / 35 Adams Ave. E. / Detroi' PAPER HANG TAG: 'Miss Mary Taber / Pawling'[sp.?]

Date Earliest

1850

Date Latest

1899

Gender

womenswear

Classification

costume
clothing

Category

Outerwear

Function

outerwear

Exhibitions

The First Women of Vassar (2017)

Public Information

The two capelets are believed to be from the 1880s, which was often referred to as the bustle period. The black color of each of these suggests they would not typically have been worn during the daytime. In the late 19th century, most women’s clothing was white or colorful. The 1880s did see darker colors than earlier years, but lighter colors were still predominant. Due to the construction and appearance of these garments, they likely had differing purposes. They are both rather formal, indicating status and perhaps temperament.

Storage Location

BOX 13

Repository

Vassar College Costume Collection, Drama Department, 124 Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12604

Work Type

capelet
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