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Manufactured by:
Kappa, Italian, founded 1916  Search this
Worn by:
Carl Lewis, American, born 1961  Search this
nylon and ink
L x W (Measured flat): 27 1/4 x 16 3/4 in. (69.2 x 42.5 cm)
H x W x D (Measured on form): 25 x 13 1/4 x 8 1/2 in. (63.5 x 33.7 x 21.6 cm)
sports uniforms
Place used:
Los Angeles, California, United States, North and Central America
Red mesh tank top jersey worn by Carl Lewis at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles. The tank top straps and the u-neckline are trimmed with a silver fabric. The proper right strap has the Kappa logo screen-printed in white and outlined in blue. It features the silhouette of a man and a woman sitting back to back with their knees bent. [USA] is screen-printed in white with a blue outline across the chest.
Both sides of the jersey have three stripes going down the center- white on the outer edges and red in the center. The lines are interrupted by four blue squares, starting directly under the arm holes. The blue squares contain the Kappa logo in white.
The back of the jersey is a solid red mesh. There are no distinguishing words, logos, etc.
On the inside of the jersey on the proper left there is an unidentifiable black, white, and blue label. On the proper right there is a manufacturer's label: [Kappa Sport/MADE IN ITALY] with the Kappa logo in red. The reverse has cleaning information and says [100% NYLON].
African American  Search this
Clothing and dress  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
Proper usage is the responsibility of the user.
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Sports: Leveling the Playing Field
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Community/Third Floor, 3 052
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture