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Object Name CLOAK
Catalog Number 0985.07.00143
Date ca. 1861-1865
Description The cloak is plaid flannel with stripes of blue, red, and green running alternately with the black plaid, trimmed in cord; two glass buttons at throat; black satin quilted lining.
Dimensions L-50 inches
Owned Varina Banks Howell Davis
Made probably Richmond, Virginia, 1861-1865
Provenance Mrs. Varina Davis wore the cloak, made during the war, to the opera in Richmond, Virginia during the war.

"Cloak… worn by Mrs. Davis during the war."
People Davis, Varina Banks Howell [Mrs. Jefferson]
Howell, Varina Banks
Search Terms Richmond, Virginia
Subjects women
Opera houses
Operas & operettas
Clothing & dress