A white poster with an image James Brown. He is wearing large orange flamed glasses a blue pinstriped jacket and pants with a white shirt underneath. He is also wearing a multicolored scarf around his neck. He is standing with his right leg on the seat of a gold colored metal bench with a blue cushion. His right hand is resting on his right knee. His left hand is holding onto the left side of the bench. Printed in gold cursive lettering below the image is “James Brown.” Printed in black text at the bottom of the page is “THE GODFATHER OF SOUL.”
H x W (2008.7.3.1): 59 1/2 × 56 1/2 in. (151.1 × 143.5 cm)
H x W (2008.7.3.2): 41 1/2 × 23 1/4 in. (105.4 × 59.1 cm)
A red jumpsuit with a red vest worn by James Brown. The jumpsuit (2008.7.3.1) is red with long sleeves. The sleeves have geometric square patterns from shoulder to cuff in gold printed fabric. The vest (2008.7.3.2) is knee length and has two geometric square patterns running vertically on the front. It also has two buttons and a plunging collar. The designs begin at hem of the vest and extend to where the cuffs of the jumpsuit would begin when worn.
A black wool jumpsuit with sequined embellishments along the collar and waist. The letter "J" is spelled out with five sequined beads along the front of the collar. Each shoulder has six sequined beads along the top. The word "SEX" spelled out using sequined beads along the mid-section. The word is inside an oval that is also made using sequined beads. A zipper runs down the back.
A black silk satin, full-length cape with intricate beadwork on the collar. "James Brown" is also embroidered in the collar. Also included is a black circle button with a plastic silver bead and three small black tassels attached to it. The button was attached to the front, left side of the cape at chest high.