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.
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early 1980s
overall: 53.5 cm x 70 cm x.1 cm; 21 1/16 in x 27 9/16 in x 1/32 in
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Gift of Dennis and Judy Shepard
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National Museum of American History
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