Baby's Cape

An all-white, hand embroidered baby cape, made in 1865 by Mrs. Frederick Gates for her daughter. It includes broiderie anglaise and satin stitch. Sarah J Woodland was born October 1842 and married Frederick Gates in England. They came to the United States in 1874 and settled in Salinas California. She made the cape for her daughter Ida Charlotte Gates who was born November 26, 1865 in Derby, England. Ida married Robert Wilson Clarke.
Currently not on view
Object Name
baby's cape
Gates, Sarah Woodland
overall: 18 in; 45.72 cm
made at
United States
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Victorian Needlework
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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