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Suspenders from a suit worn by Reverend Ike

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Manufactured by:
Burberry Group PLC, English, founded 1956  Search this
Pelican USA, American  Search this
Worn by:
Frederick J. Eikerenkoetter II, American, 1935 - 2009  Search this
synthetic fiber with leather , metal and cord (fiber product)
H x W x D (flat): 40 1/16 × 18 7/8 × 1 15/16 in. (101.7 × 48 × 5 cm)
suspenders (garment supports)
Place made:
United States, North and Central America
mid 20th-early 21st century
A pair of Burberry’s suspenders worn by worn by Reverend Ike. The suspenders are made of two straps of a red and navy blue striped, stretchy synthetic fabric with black cord loops at the ends to attach to the trousers. The straps of the suspenders are crossed and sewn together with a piece of leather at the back. The leather is roughly triangular shaped and stamped [Burberry’s]. Attached to the bottom of the leather piece is a single, solid, short, black strap. All three straps have a flat metal loop on the ends that attach to the semicircular, black, leather pieces that hold the cord loops. There are two loops on each cord end that attach around trouser buttons. The two front straps have gold tone metal adjusters. Inscribed onto the back of each of the metal adjusters is the manufacture’s name, [PELICAN-USA].
African American  Search this
Christianity  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Preaching  Search this
Radio  Search this
Religion  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Eula M. Dent Eikerenkoetter (Wife) and Xavier F. Eikerenkoetter (Son)
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No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture