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Issued by:
International Olympic Committee, Swiss, founded 1894  Search this
Owned by:
Carl Lewis, American, born 1961  Search this
metal, plastic, wood
Assembled: 31 7/8 x 2 1/4 x 2 1/2 in. (81 x 5.7 x 6.4 cm)
torches (lighting devices)
Place depicted:
Atlanta, Georgia, United States, North and Central America
A torch from the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia. The torch consists of four parts (a-d). The top portion is constructed of a circle of silver metal spokes that fan out at the top. There is a gold metal band, 2" wide, around the torch where the spokes begin to fan out. The band is engraved with a leaf design and two Atlanta 1996 Olympic logos, a torch with the base made of Olympic rings and the number 100. The bottom portion of the torch is wooden, with a gold ring around the top and bottom. The heating element is inside the torch. There is a metal and plastic piece at the bottom, for joining the top portion with the bottom portion of the torch.
African American  Search this
Athletes  Search this
Olympics  Search this
Sports  Search this
Track and field  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Carl Lewis Estate
Object number:
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse 1, C1 053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture