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Manufactured by:
Sennheiser, German, founded 1945  Search this
Used by:
Oprah Winfrey, American, born 1954  Search this
Subject of:
Harpo, Inc., American, founded 1986  Search this
plastic, metal, wire, and foam
H x W x D: 10 1/2 × 2 1/8 × 2 1/8 in. (26.7 × 5.4 × 5.4 cm)
Place used:
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States, North and Central America
A black wireless, handheld microphone used by Oprah Winfrey on The Oprah Winfrey Show. The metal grill at the top of the microphone is covered with a black foam windscreen. The microphone has a cylindrical handle that is a silver-blue toned metal, with a black shaft that has been attached up one side and that protrudes below the rest of the handle. A small rectangular display screen is placed on the black shaft below the windscreen, with the brand "SENNHEISER" printed in gray along the shaft below the display screen. A clear or black square adhesive label with the number "1" typed on it is attached below the brand name. The portion of the black shaft that protrudes below the rest of the handle has an angular bottom with a flattened point. Text with manufacturer and technical information is printed in gray on the black plastic on the bottom of the protruding shaft. A red on/off toggle switch is placed at the back of the handle base opposite the protruding shaft portion. Additional technical information is etched into the bottom of the blue-tinted portion of the handle.
African American  Search this
Actors  Search this
Entertainers  Search this
Mass media  Search this
Television  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Oprah Winfrey
Object number:
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
Proper usage is the responsibility of the user.
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Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture