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Manufactured by:
Sand-Knit, American, 1921 - 1984  Search this
Worn by:
Chandra Danette Cheeseborough, American, born 1959  Search this
Subject of:
Tennessee State University, American, founded 1912  Search this
wool and Acrylic blend, with metal zipper and elastic
H x W x D (Overall, 2015.218.1-.2): 58 × 18 1/2 × 10 in. (147.3 × 47 × 25.4 cm)
H x W x D (2015.218.1, on form): 23 1/2 × 18 1/2 × 10 in. (59.7 × 47 × 25.4 cm)
H x W x D (2015.218.2, on form): 42 × 14 1/2 × 8 1/2 in. (106.7 × 36.8 × 21.6 cm)
sweat suits
sports uniforms
Place used:
Tennessee State University, Nashville, Tennessee, United States, North and Central America
A jacket and pair of pants that are a two-piece warm-up track suit for the Tennessee State University Women's track team, the Tigerbelles, worn by Chandra Cheeseborough.
1. A long-sleeve jacket with a collar and zipper front closure. The jacket is an off-white knit, with a ribbed waistband and ribbed sleeve cuffs. The waistband and cuffs are decorated with a wide royal blue horizontal stripe bordered by two (2) thin red stripes. The front zipper runs from the collar edge down to the waistband. Embroidered in large letters on the proper left chest in large red letters is: [TSU], with: [TENNESSEE] overtop in smaller blue lettering. Sewn at the back of the collar neck is the manufacturer's label: [TOM BALDRIDGE'S/ SPORTSMAN'S/ STORE/ NASHVILLE, TENN./ DISTRIBUTORS/ ATHLETIC SAND CLOTHING/ KNIT/ SAND KNITTING MILLS CORP./ BERLIN, WISCONSIN] and stitched to the bottom of this tag is a small tag with the size: [40]. There is handwriting in black ink on top of the manufacturer's label. The jacket is not lined.
Pants, .2: A pair of royal blue track pants. The pants have a decorative dart running down the center front of each pant leg, and are embellished with one strip of (1) red piping and one (1) strip of white piping running down the outside of each pant leg. At each front hip is a slanted slit pocket with zipper closure. The pant legs taper to the bottom, with zipper closures on the outside of each leg. At the bottom of each pant leg are remnants of stirrup- style elastic straps that have been cut out. The pants have an elastic waistband with a white drawstring cord. The ends of the drawstring can be pulled tight at the center of the interior front. Both ends of the drawstring cord are fraying, and they are secured with a safety pin to prevent either end from being pulled back into the waistband. There are two (2) manufacturer's label at the center back of the waistband. The top label reads: [TOM BALDRIDGE'S/ SPORTSMAN'S/ STORE/ NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE/ DISTRIBUTORS/ Sand-Knit (R)/ SAND-KNIT DIVISION/ MEDALIST INDUSTRIES [medal logo]]. The bottom label reads: [SIZE 28/ Sand-Knit (r) [medal logo]/ IMPORTANT: USE MILD SOAP/ WASH IN LUKEWARM WATER/ DO NOT DRY IN AUTOMATIC DRYER/ SAND-KNIT DIVISION/ MEDALIST INDUSTRIES] There is some illegible handwritten text on the label. Handwritten on the proper left pocket lining in black ink is: [FULLER]. The pants are not lined.
African American  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities)  Search this
Sports  Search this
Track and field  Search this
Women  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Chandra D. Cheeseborough
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Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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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