On View
Sports Gallery
Sports: Leveling the Playing Field
Manufactured by
Kappa, Italian, founded 1916
Worn by
Lewis, Carl, American, born 1961
nylon and ink
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)
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].
Place used
Los Angeles, California, United States, North and Central America
sports uniforms
Clothing and dress
Track and field
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Carl Lewis Estate
Object number
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions

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