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Subject of:
Fruit of Islam, American, founded 1933  Search this
Medium:
cloth, plastic, thread, and ribbon
Dimensions:
6 1/4 × 8 × 11 in. (15.9 × 20.3 × 27.9 cm)
Type:
hats
Place used:
Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, United States, North and Central America
Date:
ca. 1971
Description:
A navy blue conductor's style cap with a black patent leather bill and flat top. On the front of the crown, stitched in off-white lettering, it reads [FOI]; within the "O" is a crescent moon and a five-point star. There are two metal grommets, 1 5/8" apart, on the PL and PR side of the cap. The interior of the cap is lined with a strip of brown leather around the circumference of the crown; the leather strip is tied with a ribbon and stapled at the center back of the cap. The strip has a decorative pattern of 4-hole motifs. The interior of the cap is mostly lined with black plastic except for the top, which is exposed navy blue fabric. A plastic sheet, sewn on three sides, is attached to the interior top of the cap.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Communities  Search this
Men  Search this
Nation of Islam  Search this
Religion  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Angela Shaddad
Object number:
2015.15
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Clothing-Historical
Exhibition:
Defending Freedom, Defining Freedom: The Era of Segregation, 1876-1968
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse 2, C 2053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd52dbc7f87-40da-49a4-960d-76b99bd8e3d6
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2015.15