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
New York, Mount Lebanon
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.

Dimensions

47 3/8 in. (120.4 cm)

Inscriptions

EJ NEALE & CO /Mount Lebanon, N.Y. / Shaker / Cloak / TRADE MARK

Inscription method: printed

Inscription location: collar

Notes

See blog post on Sister Emma Neale's cloak workshop: https://shakerml.org/cloak-cutting-counter/

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. For more on Sister Emma and her cloak workshop, read this blog post: https://shakerml.org/cloak-cutting-counter/

New York, Mount Lebanon

New York,  Mount Lebanon

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Shaker Museum Cloak. https://shakermuseum.us/object/?id=1047. Accessed on September 21, 2021

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