Jersey worn by Carl Lewis at the 1984 Summer Olympics

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Red mesh tank top jersey worn by Carl Lewis at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles. The tank top straps and the u-neckline are trimmed with a silver fabric. The proper right strap has the Kappa logo screen-printed in white and outlined in blue. It features the silhouette of a man and a woman sitting back to back with their knees bent. [USA] is screen-printed in white with a blue outline across the chest.
Both sides of the jersey have three stripes going down the center- white on the outer edges and red in the center. The lines are interrupted by four blue squares, starting directly under the arm holes. The blue squares contain the Kappa logo in white.
The back of the jersey is a solid red mesh. There are no distinguishing words, logos, etc.
On the inside of the jersey on the proper left there is an unidentifiable black, white, and blue label. On the proper right there is a manufacturer's label: [Kappa Sport/MADE IN ITALY] with the Kappa logo in red. The reverse has cleaning information and says [100% NYLON].
Topic
African American
Clothing and dress
Olympics
Track and field
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
Created by
Kappa, Italian, founded 1916
Worn by
Carl Lewis, American, born 1961
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Carl Lewis Estate
Medium
nylon and ink
Dimensions
L x W (Measured flat): 27 1/4 x 16 3/4 in. (69.2 x 42.5 cm)
H x W x D (Measured on form): 25 x 13 1/4 x 8 1/2 in. (63.5 x 33.7 x 21.6 cm)
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Clothing-Historical
Exhibition
Sports: Leveling the Playing Field
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Community/Third Floor, 3 052
Place used
Los Angeles, California, United States, North and Central America
1984
Type
jerseys
sports uniforms
Object number
2012.154.58