A silver metal dog tag with stamped information. Rectangular shape with rounded ends, it has letters stamped deeply into the metal. The tag is bent slightly towards one end. There are small dents and scratches throughout, and signs of wear around the suspension hole. The stamped letters read "BROWN/JAMES E/[social security number]/OPOS/BAPTIST." Also attached to the bead chain by a shorter bead loop is a P38 can opener. Inscribed on one side is "U.S./MALLIN/SHELBY.O." The can opener is roughly rectangular in shape, with a hole on one corner for the suspension chain. There is a raised metal groove running down the length of the rectangle. One side has a small sharp half-moon indentation cut out of the edge. Below this indentation is a hinged, half-moon shaped tooth with a sharp curved upper edge. This section can lay flat against the larger rectangle of metal or swing open. The metal is stained and has some rust spots.
A black-and-white photograph of a boy standing in front of a coat rack. He is smiling broadly, his arms outstretched, with a coat draped over his right arm and shoulder. The coat rack is almost completely full with various types and styles of coats. The room has posters on the walls and a pile of dirt in the back corner, behind the boy and the coat rack.
A long-sleeve Cleveland Browns jersey worn by Jim Brown. The jersey is brown throughout with white and burnt orange accents. A white “32” is sewn on the front and back, with smaller versions of the numbers on the right and left sleeves, close to the shoulder. Circling the sleeves at the elbow is a white stripe with two burnt orange horizontal lines in the middle. “Jim Brown” is written in black ink on the bottom of the number "2" on the front of the jersey. A brown flap hangs off the middle back of the jersey. The flap has two rows of six black plastic buttons. On the other side of the flap are three button holes. A white tag with blue and black type is attached to the interior right sleeve. The rag reads “MEARS / Memorabilia Evaluation and Research Services” at the top and is dated “01/2014.” Next to the date is "Photography / Archiving.” The tag is not original to the object.
An orange bumper sticker printed with black text advocating Carl Stokes for Mayor of Cleveland. The sticker reads [STOKES] bold black letters. Information on the Stokes for Mayor Committee is in small print along the bottom of the bumper sticker. In the bottom PR corner is a stamp, mostly illegible, likely a printer's union mark identifying at what shop the sticker was produced. The back of the sticker is covered in a waxy paper over the adhesive, which bears the manufacturer's logo.
An Ohio State Buckeyes football helmet worn by Archie Griffin. The hard plastic helmet is gray with black, white, and red lines running vertically from the front to the back in the middle of the helmet. There are holes throughout the surface of the helmet. The inside of the helmet has thick black padding. Grey plastic-coated metal bars form a face mask. The face mask juts out severely from the front of the helmet. It has one vertical bar down the center and two curved horizontal bars with additional bars between the horizontal bars into three sections. There is a white leather chin strap, snapped onto both the left and right of the helmet The chin strap is attached with two buttons on each side. The chin strap is white with red type reading “RiddellR.” Additional illegible writing is on the bottom left of the strap. On the left center side of the helmet handwritten in black ink is “Archive Griffin / 74 / 75.” Centered on the back of the helmet is the number “45.” “Archie / [illegible]” is handwritten on the interior of the hat, by the left ear hole in a brown colored ink.
An orange bumper sticker printed with black text advocating Carl Stokes for Mayor of Cleveland. The sticker reads [STOKES] across the top half in bold letters, with [For A Better Cleveland] printed in smaller, narrower letters on the bottom half. Information on the Stokes for Mayor Committee is in small print along the bottom of the bumper sticker. In the bottom PR corner is a stamp, mostly illegible, likely a printer's union mark identifying at what shop the sticker was produced. The back of the sticker is covered in a waxy paper over the adhesive, which bears the manufacturer's logo.