West Point Cape

Brief Item Record

Title: West Point Cape

Creator: Cadet Store

Description: Gray woolen west point cape jacket; gray wool, gold-colored buttons; west point "cape"; long coat with long sleeves, cape-like ruffle from collar to elbow, 2 sets of buttons on coat, 1 set on cape ruffle, hand sewn pocket sewn on interior, silk lining, buttons say "CADET USMA", 3 rows of black trim sewn diagonally at bottom of sleeves, chain on back of collar

Full Item Record

Dublin Core

Identifier

VC2005008

Title

West Point Cape

Description

Gray woolen west point cape jacket; gray wool, gold-colored buttons; west point "cape"; long coat with long sleeves, cape-like ruffle from collar to elbow, 2 sets of buttons on coat, 1 set on cape ruffle, hand sewn pocket sewn on interior, silk lining, buttons say "CADET USMA", 3 rows of black trim sewn diagonally at bottom of sleeves, chain on back of collar

Creator

Subject

Clothing and dress

Extent

47 inches (center front length), 50 inches (center back length),

Medium

Type

Physical Object

Rights

http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC-EDU/1.0/

Rights Holder

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Costume Item Type Metadata

Cataloguer with Date

Elizabeth Scopel, 6/25/2012

Center Front Length

47

Center Back Length

50

All Measurements

47 inches (center front length), 50 inches (center back length),

Label

Cadet Store - West Point

Donor

Matthew D. Lampell

Gender

Classification

costume
clothing

Category

Function

Public Information

This is a regular "overcoat" - plebes (freshmen) wear it with the cape hanging down in front. All others wear it with the cape folded back at the shoulder. In parades, all wear it folded back.

Condition Term

excellent

Storage Location

HANGING

Work Type

Citation

Cadet Store, “West Point Cape,” Vassar College Costume Collection, accessed May 24, 2024, https://vccc.vassarspaces.net/items/show/2232.