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Manufactured by:
Chefwear, American, founded 1990  Search this
Owned by:
Leah Chase, American, 1923 - 2019  Search this
Medium:
cotton (textile)
Dimensions:
H x W (Laid Flat): 29 1/8 × 31 1/2 in. (74 × 80 cm)
Type:
jackets
Place used:
Tremé, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States, North and Central America
Date:
ca. 2012
Description:
A red double-breasted chef jacket worn by Leah Chase. The jacket is long sleeved with two pockets on either side of the waist. It is fastened with two rows of six red buttons on the front of the jacket and has a mandarin collar. Yellow embroidery on the PL breast reads [Leah Chase] in script. The manufacturer's tag is sewn at the back of the neck.
Topic:
African American  Search this
American South  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Communities  Search this
Cooking and dining  Search this
Foodways  Search this
Women  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Dooky Chase's Restaurant and Chef Leah Chase
Object number:
2014.218.1
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Clothing-Historical
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd57675c8a6-d5d0-4c86-b4a8-94af425016a4
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.218.1