Framed set of four Olympic Games gold medalist pins won by Carl Lewis

Issued by
International Olympic Committee, Swiss, founded 1894
Received by
Lewis, Carl, American, born 1961
Manufactured by
Bertoni, Milano, Italian, founded around 1900
Medium
metal, wood, glass, cloth, ink on paper (fiber product), gold
Dimensions
Frame: 12 1/2 x 24 7/8 x 1 5/8 in. (31.8 x 63.2 x 4.1 cm)
H x W (Pins, Each): 9/16 x 1/2 in. (1.5 x 1.3 cm)
H x W (Cards, 1984 & 1988): 1 3/4 x 1 3/4 in. (4.4 x 4.4 cm)
H x W (Card, 1992): 1 5/8 x 1 5/8 in. (4.2 x 4.2 cm)
H x W (Card, Atlanta): 1 3/4 x 1 3/4 in. (4.5 x 4.5 cm)
Type
pins (jewelry)
Place depicted
Los Angeles, California, United States, North and Central America
Seoul, South Korea, Asia
Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain, Europe
Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, United States, North and Central America
Place made
Milan, Milano, Italy, Europe
Date
1984-1996
Description
A framed collection of four Olympic Games gold medalist pins awarded to Carl Lewis. The frame is painted gold and black and has a red fabric lining on the interior. There are four square insets running along the middle center of the frame into which the pins are set. Each pin is from a different Olympic Summer Games, the years 1984, 1988, 1992, and 1996 are represented. The pins are gold and show the Olympic rings with a banner displaying the year underneath. Each pin is attached to its original square piece of cardstock, which is printed with information including the olympiad number, year, medal grade, venue, and serial number.
Topic
African American
Men
Olympics
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of the Carl Lewis Estate
Object number
2013.126.1
Restrictions & Rights
© International Olympic Committee. Permission required for use.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Awards and Medals
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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