Collection Search

Hood worn by an unidentified member of the Ku Klux Klan

Manufactured by
Unidentified
Subject of
Ku Klux Klan, 2nd, American, 1915 - 1944
Medium
cotton
Dimensions
H x W (flat): 25 3/16 × 13 3/4 in. (64 × 35 cm)
Type
hoods (headgear)
Place used
United States, North and Central America
Date
ca. 1935
Description
An off-white conical-shaped Ku Klux Klan hood with an attached back flap with squared corners worn by a member of an undetermined rank. Rough eye holes are cut into the front of the mask. A crease is on the left side of the mask. Several brown stains are on the mask.
Topic
African American
Clothing and dress
Fraternal organizations
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, Anonymous Gift
Object number
2013.231.1.1
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
See more items in
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Clothing-Historical
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

NOTE: Cataloging is an ongoing process and we may update this record as we conduct additional research and review. If you have more information about this object, please contact us at NMAAHCDigiTeam@si.edu.