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Olympic Competitor badge and case from Tokyo 1964 belonging to Marilyn White

Catalog Data

Issued by:
International Olympic Committee, Swiss, founded 1894  Search this
Received by:
Marilyn Elaine White, American, born 1944  Search this
Medium:
2017.56.9a: metal and cloth;
2017.56.9b: leather with felt interior
Dimensions:
H x W (2017.56.9a): 5 1/2 × 1 1/2 × 5/16 in. (14 × 3.8 × 0.8 cm)
H x W (2017.56.9b): 7/8 × 2 3/4 × 7 1/2 in. (2.2 × 7 × 19.1 cm)
Type:
cases (containers)
badges
Place used:
Tokyo, Japan, Asia
Date:
1964
Description:
A 1964 Tokyo Olympic Competitor badge and case. The competitor badge (2017.56.9a) has a metal sun on a square that is gold in color. Below the sun, a green bar has gold colored type that reads: [TOKYO 1964]. The Olympic rings are in between the text. Below the green bar, two orange strips of ribbon is attached to the gold square. A blue bar runs across the orange ribbons and reads: [COMPETITOR]. The orange ribbon continues below the blue bar and ends at a crisscross at the bottom. The back of the badge has a pin and clasp at the top. There is Japanese writing etched on the back of the square. The case (2017.56.9b) is white with a gold design. The front of the case has a gold circle at the top, followed by gold Olympic rings. Below the rings there is gold lettering that reads: [Tokyo 1964]. The case opens at a hinge at the top. The interior has a felt base where the competitor badge rests. The back of the case is blank.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Olympics  Search this
Sports  Search this
Track and field  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of 1964 Olympic Silver Medalist Marilyn E. White
Object number:
2017.56.9ab
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Awards and Medals
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5073d8c48-0c41-489d-859f-5f22c65818fd
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2017.56.9ab