Cape - Ladies Salvation Army or Military Inspired Victorian Short Cape
Cape - Ladies Salvation Army or Military Inspired Victorian Short Cape
Dark Midnight Navy Dress Wool Victorian Short Cape Inspired by the Salvation Army. - Click to Enlarge Image

Cape - Ladies Salvation Army or Military Inspired Victorian Short Cape

RJT#4608 -
$79.95

Description

This Victorian Ladies Short Capelet is inspired by the Salvation Army. Made of Midnight Navy wool, a VERY dark Navy almost Black color. Perfect for those cooler evenings, whether you are re-enacting a member of the Salvation Army, or dressing to support your troops with a Military style, this very attractive Mantle is perfect and will keep you warm.

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What is the Salvation Army

The Salvation Army was founded in London's East End in 1865 by one-time Methodist Reform Church minister William Booth and his wife Catherine as the East London Christian Mission. The name "The Salvation Army" developed from an incident on 19 and 20 May. William Booth was dictating a letter to his secretary George Scott Railton and said, "We are a volunteer army." Bramwell Booth heard his father and said, "Volunteer! I'm no volunteer, I'm a regular!" Railton was instructed to cross out the word "volunteer" and substitute the word "salvation". The Salvation Army was modeled after the military, with its own flag (or colors) and its own hymns, often with words set to popular and folkloric tunes sung in the pubs. Booth and the other soldiers in "God's Army" would wear the Army's own uniform, for meetings and ministry work. He became the "General" and his other ministers were given appropriate ranks as "officers". Other members became "soldiers". There main focus was at first alcoholics, morphine addicts, prostitutes and other "undesirables" unwelcome in polite Christian society. The Gentlemen focus on the streets preaching to and helping the poor, and the Women would focus on the Wealthy gaining financial support for their work.

Delivery of item will be in 3 - 6 business days to Continental USA.



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