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Object Name Cape
Alternate Name Mantle
Date ca. 1868-1870
Description Woman's summer mantle of brown silk with brown cotton or silk perle floral embroidery. Curved back and long front panels. No closure. Mantle is unlined.
(Keywords: Fashion, Victorian, New York, HRT)
Acquisition Gift of Margery Wells Proctor
Ownership and History This garment was worn by Mary Louisa (Tysen) Stephens (1839-1918) of Staten Island. The daughter of Richard and Elizabeth W. (Perine) Tysen, and granddaughter of Judge Jacob Tysen, Mary Louisa married James W. Stephens in 1871. The marriage took place in the Stephens-Prier House which later became Historic Richmond Town's administrative headquarters. It was a second wedding for James, following the death of his first wife, Emily Tysen, who was Mary Louisa's sister. After the wedding, Mary Louisa and James W. Stephens moved to Rahway, New Jersey, and later lived in Brooklyn.
Earliest Date 1868
Latest Date 1870
Subjects Clothing & dress
Embroidery
Lexicon Sub-category Clothing -- Outerwear
Associated People Stephens, Mary Louisa (Tysen)
Catalog Number 84.053.0009
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by The Coby Foundation, 2009.
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