original drawing by
Doris Edson

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MILITARY CAPE,
AMERICAN REVOLUTION
(no photograph).
Note from Me:
This is not a "CAPE," it is a Caped Cloak.
New York Historical Society. Gift of Col. G. Creighton Webb, 1939. Worn by Samuel Blackley Webb (1753-1807), aide-de-camp to General Washington, Colonel in the Continental Army, and Brevet Brigadier-General. Description: pp. 336-38. No drawing in HISTORIC COSTUME FOR THE STAGE, but the reader is referred to the well-known narrative picture, Washington Crossing the Delaware (Lutz, MMA.), and numerous other illustrations of events in the Revolutionary War or contemporary European conflicts. This cape was not restricted to military dress and was worn well into the XIX century (p. 367). ig