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Full length cape [with cord at shoulders and openings].

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Names
Teitelbaum, Walter (Donor)
Alexander, Pearl Levy (Designer)
André (Firm) (Creator)
Collection

André Fashion Illustrations from NYPL's Picture Collection

1940s Cape

Dates / Origin
Place Term: New York
Date Created: 1940-12-16
Date Issued: Spring, 1940-1941
Library locations
Art and Picture Collection
Shelf locator: PC André-COSTU-cap
Topics
Women -- Clothing & dress -- United States -- 1940-1949
Fasteners
Braid
Shoulders (Costume)
Cord (fiber product)
Notes
Source identifier : 24311a (Hades Legacy Identifier / Struc ID)

Content : Cord detailing lends this coat a military aspect. The cords at the shoulders suggest epaulets, while those running down the front to the armholes suggest the loops of braid worn looped over and under the shoulder (an "aguilette") of a staff officer.

Content : Image includes small sketch of back of garment. It's interesting to speculate on how the fastening at the neck would work, as it appears to be two cords, one crossing the other, with the means of joining hidden inside the cape.

Content: Written on image: "Cord outlines pleat and opening through which hand may pass." "Designed by Pearl Alexander" "André 570 - 7th Ave. New York City Dec. 16, 1940"
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
UUID: e78dc040-c5d1-012f-d980-58d385a7bc34

Item timeline of events

  • : Place
  • 1940: Created
  • 2015: Digitized
  • 2015: Found by you!
  • 2016

MLA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Full length cape [with cord at shoulders and openings]." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1940. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/9921a168-a17d-1c4d-e040-e00a180669ef

Chicago/Turabian Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Full length cape [with cord at shoulders and openings]." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed August 31, 2015. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/9921a168-a17d-1c4d-e040-e00a180669ef

APA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1940). Full length cape [with cord at shoulders and openings]. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/9921a168-a17d-1c4d-e040-e00a180669ef

Wikipedia Citation

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Full length cape [with cord at shoulders and openings].