Matthew Shepard's Superman Cape

Description (Brief):

Matthew Shepard was a college student, targeted for being gay, robbed, and brutally murdered in Laramie, Wyoming, in 1998. Shepard intended to get married someday even though it was not legally possible in his lifetime. He purchased this ring from Reed's while in college. In the box, there is a hand-written note from Matt to the jeweler about how to customize the design.

Date Made: early 1980s

Location: Currently not on view

Subject: LGBTQGay RightsLGBTQ Rights


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Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Gift of Dennis and Judy Shepard

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2019.0004.02Accession Number: 2019.0004Catalog Number: 2019.0004.02

Object Name: cape

Measurements: overall: 53.5 cm x 70 cm x .1 cm; 21 1/16 in x 27 9/16 in x 1/32 in


Record Id: nmah_1913706

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