Klu Klux Klan hood with mask

Created by
Unidentified
Used by
Ku Klux Klan, 2nd, American, 1915 - 1944
Medium
cotton with buckram
Dimensions
H x W (hood): 24 1/2 × 17 1/4 in. (62.2 × 43.8 cm)
H x W (hood liner): 13 1/4 × 11 1/2 in. (33.7 × 29.2 cm)
Type
hoods (headgear)
Date
1915-1944
Description
A Ku Klux Klan (KKK) hood with attached mask (a) and a hood liner (b). The hood is conical-shaped with a back flap with rounded corners. It has been made from plain, white cotton and has a red colored, cotton tassel attached at the point of the hood. Six and a half centimeter, round eyeholes have been cut out of the front of the mask and stitched to prevent fraying.
The white hood liner has been shaped using buckram, edged at the crown in brown, painted canvas.
Topic
African American
Clothing and dress
Fraternal organizations
Men
United States--History
White supremacy movements
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Therbia Parker
Object number
2013.55.1ab
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Clothing-Historical
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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