Shaker Museum

Cloak

Red wool flannel cloak bearing label of E. J. Neale and Co., Mount Lebanon, NY

20th century

Object ID
1956.8665.1
Community
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Makers
E. J. Neale and Company
Description

Red woolen flannel, lined pleated hood, hook & eye clasp at neck, shoulder cape. Ribbon ties are detached, hanging loop detached on right side. Interior pocket lined with cotton twill. The cloak is traditional "Dorothy" style.

Notes

Sister Emma J. Neale told the donor, who purchased the cloak from her, that this was made with the last piece of German-dyed fabric the Shakers received from Germany before World War I. To learn more about Sister Emma's cloak workshop, read this blog post: https://www.shakermuseum.us/cloak-cutting-counter/

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Shaker Museum Cloak. https://shakermuseum.us/object/?id=1047. Accessed on June 29, 2022

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