Matthew Shepard's Superman Cape

Matthew Shepard's Superman Cape

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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.
Object Name
cape
date made
early 1980s
Measurements
overall: 53.5 cm x 70 cm x.1 cm; 21 1/16 in x 27 9/16 in x 1/32 in
ID Number
2019.0004.02
accession number
2019.0004
catalog number
2019.0004.02
Credit Line
Gift of Dennis and Judy Shepard
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Exhibition
Stonewall
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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