The rescue basket is constructed almost entirely of welded type 304 stainless steel. The bail assembly folds into the basket for compact stowage. The structural integrity of the bail is provided by ¼" stainless steel cable acting as the hinge point. The bottom is enclosed with a plastic, semi-rigid net liner with 1" openings. The float covers are constructed of 1050 denier nylon ballistic cloth with a marine urethane coating. Each cover is printed with safety pictorials and has high intensity retro-reflective markings. These technical details are from the online company catalog: www.lifesupportintl.com
A toy train car with the facade covered in an inkjet image of graffiti that spells D-O-N-D-I and has a large green hand with its palm open and reaching towards to the D on the left side. This toy was created after Dondi White's death.
satin, rubber, canvas, metal, and nylon shoelaces with plastic aglets
H x W x D (left shoe (a)): 3 3/4 × 3 1/2 × 10 1/2 in. (9.5 × 8.9 × 26.7 cm)
H x W x D (right shoe (b)): 3 3/4 × 3 1/2 × 10 1/2 in. (9.5 × 8.9 × 26.7 cm)
A pair of gold and blue satin Converse sneakers customized for Sigma Gamma Rho sorority member MC Lyte. The shoes have white rubber toe caps, white rubber with black rubber stripes around the bottom sides, and a black rubber rectangle with the words "ALL STAR" printed in white at the center back heel. The vamp and tongue are faced in gold satin fabric with blue stitching. Text is embroidered in blue on the outside heel of each shoe, with the left shoe reading "MC LYTE" and the right shoe reading "est. 1922" in reference to the sorority's founding year. A stripe of blue satin is attached at the center back heel with gold embroidered text of the Greek alphabet letters for Sigma Gamma Rho. A white fabric tag with black embroidery reading "ALL STAR" is attached to the top of each tongue. The shoes are laced with white nylon shoelaces with clear plastic aglets. The outer soles are of black rubber with nonslip groove designs. The lining of the shoes is made of blue canvas with repeating text in gold reading "1922". The insoles are made from rubber faced in white canvas with "CONVERSE" printed in black ink near the heel. Size 8 and materials are printed onto the reverse of each tongue.
H x W x D: 46 x 4 5/8 x 4 1/2 in. (116.8 x 11.7 x 11.4 cm)
golf clubs (equipment)
A right-handed NikeSasQuatch 460 driver signed by Tiger Woods. The driver has a black rubber grip with silver details at the top. There is a Nike "swoosh" debossed at the top of the grip and also on the front center. The letters SQ are debossed on the back center of the grip. The words [NIKE GOLF] are debossed around the top of the grip. There are also some diamond patterns on the grip.
The shaft of the club is a grey, silver, and yellow gradient with some silver detailing. Going down the center: [SasQuatch] in black, with a gold "SQ" behind it; the Nike Golf logo in black and white; [Diamana] / the Mitsubishi logo / [MITSUBISHI RAYON] in black; [EXCLUSIVELY DESIGNED FOR NIKE GOLF] in solver; and [/ R] in black. On the bottom of the shaft in the center there is a clear label that says [ASSEMBLED IN CHINA] in several languages.
The hosel, or the part of the club where the head and the shaft are affixed, is black with two (2) silver rings around it. The one on top is 1/8'' wide and the one below it is 2/3'' wide.
The head of the club is black, grey, silver, and yellow. It is flat on the proper left side and rounded on the proper right side. [Tiger Woods] is signed in silver marker on the top of the head. Below the signature is a silver oval label with black text: [BAK41883].
The bottom of the head has a large plastic label in the middle: [460 10.5] in grey, [SQ] with Nike "swoosh" in grey, and [MDI - 4950] in yellow. There is an "R", indicating that it is a right-hand club. There is a silver [SQ SUMO] logo on the rounded side, along with the words [SUPER MOMENT OF INTERTIA] in white. the "SU" in "super" and "MO" in "moment" are in yellow, which is where "SUMO" comes from.
This is an afro-pick manufactured by Eden Enterprise, Inc. The pick has a black molded plastic handle shaped like a raised fist. The teeth of the pick are metal. In relief on the front of the plastic handle is text that reads "Eden/ Christina MJ/ MADE IN CHINA."
A red double-breasted chef jacket worn by Leah Chase. The jacket is long sleeved with two pockets on either side of the waist. It is fastened with two rows of six red buttons on the front of the jacket and has a mandarin collar. Yellow embroidery on the PL breast reads [Leah Chase] in script. The manufacturer's tag is sewn at the back of the neck.
Paper menu for Dooky Chase's Restaurant, housed in a plastic and leather menu holder. Menu consists of a single sided piece of paper with black type. In large type at TC of paper is, [DOOKY CHASE'S]. Menu is split into six sections: "APPETIZERS", "SEAFOOD", "POULTRY & MEATS", "SIDES", "DESSERTS", and "CHILDREN'S MENU". The dishes listed include Dooky Chase signatures such as Fried Chicken, Shrimp Clemenceau, Chicken Creole, and Stuffed Shrimp. Menu holder has clear plastic front and back, with a maroon leather border and decorated metal corners.
Cooking and dining
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Dooky Chase's Restaurant and Chef Leah Chase