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DeMolay Cape
ca. 1960
International Fraternity House
USA: Missouri, Kansas City
Cotton, synthetic fabric, metal, plastic
50"l x 19"w (at shoulders) x 1/2"d
Gift of Tubal Lodge #551 F. & A.M. Minerva, Ohio
2013.028.24

DeMolay Cape (cotton). Black cape with red lining, both likely cotton, hangs to calf length. Stand-up collar is 2-1/2" high and trimmed with yellow satin cord which hangs from collar to knee and has tassels at either end. At PR chest, red, yellow, white, and navy blue DeMolay emblem patch (crown, overlaid with 10-pointed star with moon and wreath in center; crossed swords behind, knight's helmet above) is sewn on. At shoulders, white cotton epaulettes feature red plastic button at inner ends and bow-tie of white grosgrain ribbon at outer ends; sewn onto PL epaulette is a looped length of yellow synthetic cording tipped with brass finial, part of which is braided and the top of which is sewn in a decorative shape. Sewn into back of lining is an off-white synthetic label with red embroidered lettering, "AUTHORIZED [unidentified symbol, possibly Masonic] APPROVED / OFFICIAL DEMOLAY GARMENT / DRY CLEAN ONLY / INTERNATIONAL FRATERNITY HOUSE / SOLE DISTRIBUTOR / 3509 WARWICK BLVD. KANSAS CITY, MO."



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