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Army White Dress uniform trousers worn by General Colin L. Powell

Catalog Data

Manufactured by:
Unidentified  Search this
Worn by:
General Colin L. Powell, American, 1937 - 2021  Search this
Subject of:
United States Armed Forces, American, founded 1775  Search this
United States Army, American, founded 1775  Search this
Owned by:
General Colin L. Powell, American, 1937 - 2021  Search this
Medium:
polyester with cotton
Dimensions:
Inseam: 32 1/2 in. (82.5 cm)
Waist: 14 3/4 in. (37.5 cm)
L x W: 44 1/2 × 14 3/4 in. (113 × 37.5 cm)
Type:
trousers
military uniforms
Place collected:
McLean, Fairfax County, Virginia, United States, North and Central America
Place made:
Itaewon, South Korea, Asia
Place used:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Date:
ca. 1989-1993
Caption:
Colin Luther Powell was born in Harlem, New York, on April 5, 1937. He graduated from Community College of New York in 1958 and earned his commission through the ROTC as a second lieutenant in the Regular Army. After a distinguished and highly decorated military career, Powell was promoted to four-star general in 1989. That same year he became the first African American Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS), serving under President George H.W. Bush and President Bill Clinton. General Powell retired from the Army in 1993 after 35 years of service. In 2001 he became the first African American Secretary of State, serving under President George W. Bush before resigning in 2004. General Powell died on October 18, 2021, at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. After a funeral service at Washington National Cathedral in D.C., General Powell was buried at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.
Description:
Army White Dress uniform trousers worn by General Colin L. Powell. These pants are made from an off-white polyester fabric and have straight cut legs that are pressed with a crease down the center front and back. The pants close at the center front waist with a white plastic zipper, one (1) metal flat hook-and-eye, and one (1) round cream plastic button through a self-fabric tab. There are seven (7) self-fabric belt loops around the waistband. The pants have two (2) inset pockets, one at each front waist side seam. There are two (2) welted pockets, one on each back leg below the waist. The pants are lined throughout the top seat in a cream cotton material.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Government  Search this
Local and regional  Search this
Men  Search this
Military  Search this
U.S. History, 1969-2001  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Alma J. Powell
Object number:
A2022.101.1.35.2
Restrictions & Rights:
No known copyright restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Clothing-Historical
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd554c807b8-4070-4015-8500-44089b723b04
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_A2022.101.1.35.2