Object Record

  • Email This Page
  • Send Feedback
Object Name Cape
Object ID Number 2010.57.1
Description Woman's wool cape. Exterior navy blue, interior fabric is red. The cape closes with a set of navy blue buttons which are off-set to the left side. A seccond set of non-functioning buttons matches the first on the right side to give the appearance of the cape being doube breasted. The cape features arm slits which are covered by plackets and two small interior pockets near the center front of the cape.

The cape was made by DeMoulin Bros. & Co. of Greenville, IL. DeMoulin Bros. was one of the largest producers of band uniforms and fraternal organization regalia in the country at the time the cape was produced.

The cape is reported to have been owned by General Evangeline Booth, who gave the cape to Lt. Colonel Eleanor Robb (nee Murphy). Robb then gave the cape to Major Joyce Boyers prior to Robb's retirement in the 1960s.

Both red and blue sided cape -- standard -- except for two small pockets in the upper part of the cape on the blue side. The cape was made by the De Moulin Bros. & Co., Greenville, IL, still in business at this time. This cape, according to Mrs. Boyer belonged to Evangeline Booth. She provided a"
letter of explaina- tion as to how she came about acquiring it. One copy is
their file and one is attatched to the garment bag the cape is in.
Date c. 1930s
Subjects Capes (Clothing)
Clothing & dress
Uniforms, Salvation Army
People Booth, Eva
Booth, Evangeline
Robb, Eleanor (nee Murpny, Mrs. Paul)