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Manufactured by:
Wilson Sporting Goods Co., American, founded 1914  Search this
Worn by:
Wyomia Tyus, American, born 1945  Search this
polyester , cotton (textile) and thread
H x W: 13 3/16 × 16 1/8 in. (33.5 × 41 cm)
athletic shorts
sports uniforms
Place used:
Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico, Latin America, North and Central America
Place made:
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States, North and Central America
A pair of Wilson track shorts, size 24, worn by Wyomia Tyus for the 1968 Mexico XIX Olympics. The shorts are navy blue. The shorts have an elastic waistband and leg holes. They are not lined. A white label is stitched to the interior center back waist band with manufacturer's information, sizing, and laundry instructions stitched in red and black text in different fonts and sizes that reads [Wilson ® / MADE IN THE U.S.A. / WASH IN LUKE WARM / WATER. USE MILD SOAP / DO NOT BLEACH / DRY A LOW TEMPERATURE / 24].
African American  Search this
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Athletes  Search this
Black power  Search this
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Clothing and dress  Search this
Olympics  Search this
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Track and field  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Wyomia Tyus
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Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
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Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture