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Manufactured by:
Nike Inc., American, founded 1971  Search this
Worn by:
Carl Lewis, American, born 1961  Search this
Signed by:
Carl Lewis, American, born 1961  Search this
Medium:
polyester and elastic
Dimensions:
L x W (Measured flat): 14 1/4 x 21 3/4 in. (36.2 x 55.2 cm)
Measured on a form: 12 7/8 x 11 x 7 in. (32.7 x 27.9 x 17.8 cm)
Type:
athletic shorts
Date:
late 20th century
Description:
Red and white Nike running shorts. The shorts feature v-notch side vents on both sides. The proper right leg is solid red. The white section starts in the middle of the proper left leg, goes around the side, and ends in the middle of the back of the leg. The white portion of the shorts is outlined in red. There is a 1" elastic waistband with three (3) rows of red thread. The white area of the front and back of the proper left leg is sewn with black thread.
There is a black Nike "swoosh" logo on the bottom of the proper left leg in the white area made with thread. [Carl Lewis] is signed with black marker on the proper left hip in the white area.
There is white built-in underwear inside the shorts.
There is a manufacturer's label on the inside back of the waistband. Some of the information includes: [MADE IN TAIWAN], [100% POLYESTER], [SIZE L], and [SEE REVERSE FOR CARE]. To the left of the label there is a black and red Nike logo printed on the white lining.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Athletes  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:
2012.154.66
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Clothing-Historical
Exhibition:
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
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd576fa44bc-410b-4ac5-8d9d-a757c4a9dc77
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2012.154.66