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Issued by:
International Olympic Committee, Swiss, founded 1894  Search this
Owned by:
Carl Lewis, American, born 1961  Search this
Medium:
metal, plastic, wood
Dimensions:
Assembled: 31 7/8 x 2 1/4 x 2 1/2 in. (81 x 5.7 x 6.4 cm)
Type:
torches (lighting devices)
Place depicted:
Atlanta, Georgia, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1996
Description:
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.
Topic:
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:
2012.154.51a-d
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
Proper usage is the responsibility of the user.
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Tools and Equipment-Sports and Recreational
Exhibition:
A Changing America: 1968 and Beyond
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse 1, C1 053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd556a513ed-a313-48e4-b634-5cb1f61b3ebe
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2012.154.51a-d