Project: Ladies' Capelet
While completing the inventory, I was to select one article of clothing for which to prepare a condition report, vacuum, freeze, and rehouse. The piece I chose was a black three-tiered ladies’ capelet with a high neck, possibly dating back to the 1890s. The object ID number is 1993.04.78 and the condition report I filled out is included in this portfolio. In addition to written notes, I also photographed the damaged areas and general condition. After carefully documenting its condition, I vacuumed and prepared it for freezing. Although there was little evidence of pestilence, it was frozen in case any pests had burrowed into the seams.