Forensic Fashion
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>Costume Studies
>>1925 Ku Klux Klan knight
Subject: "knight" vigilante/terrorist
Culture: conservative white American
Setting: southern United States 1910s-1960s
Object: costume

* Old Red Museum > Hunt "Big D" Gallery
"KKK Robe
This robe is attributed to a Dallas minister.  The robe is marked 'Scene Bearer' on the inside, perhaps a reference to the position held by the owner within the local Klan."

* Virginia Historical Society > Story of Virginia
... "The Ku Klux Klan identified itself with Christian precepts by using religious imagery.  The cross on the robe represents the crucifixion of Christ and the symbol in the center represents a drop of his blood.  The buring cross was a symbol used by Scottish clans as a signal to gather for combat." ...

* African American Museum