An 1890s Ermine Tail Cape

Around the year 1891, a family member of Trisler S. Pentz wore this cape to his christening. His cousins, Matilda and Charles Simmons, later gifted the cape to Pentz, who then gave it to family members Mr. and Mrs. Darison D. White. They donated the garment to the Maryland Historical Society in 1987. The cape was made with the fur and tails of ermines and lined with quilted pink satin.