Ku Klux Klan robe and hood worn by Phineas Miller Wilds

Created by
Unidentified
Worn by
Wilds, Phineas Miller, American, 1850 - 1930
Used by
Ku Klux Klan, 2nd, American, 1915 - 1944
Owned by
Rousseau, Richard M., American
Medium
synthetic fiber with rayon
Type
ensembles (costume)
Classification
Clothing-Historical
Place used
Fernandina Beach, Nassau County, Florida, United States, North and Central America
Date
1915-1930
Description
An ensemble comprised of a red Ku Klux Klan (KKK) robe and hood.
Topic
American South
Clothing and dress
Fraternal organizations
Men
United States--History--1865-1921
United States--History--1919-1933
United States--History--1933-1945
White supremacy movements
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of the Wilds Family Descendants of Nassau County, Florida
Object number
2011.144.1
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions

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