Wheaties box inscribed to Carl Lewis by Jackie Joyner-Kersee

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Owned by
Lewis, Carl, American, born 1961
Manufactured by
General Mills Inc., American, founded 1866
Subject of
Jackie Joyner-Kersee, American, born 1962
Signed by
Jackie Joyner-Kersee, American, born 1962
Medium
cardboard, glass, wood
Dimensions
H x W x D (Frame): 16 7/8 x 13 3/8 x 4 in. (42.9 x 34 x 10.2 cm)
H x W x D (Wheaties Box): 11 × 8 × 2 1/2 in. (27.9 × 20.3 × 6.4 cm)
Type
containers
Date
2004
Description
An orange cardboard box for Wheaties cereal featuring track and field athlete Jackie Joyner-Kersee. The photograph used depicts her mid jump wearing a red running outfit and white shoes with blue stripes. Joyner-Kersee has written a note to Carl Lewis and signed the front of the box near her picture. The box is housed in black frame.
Topic
African American
Athletes
Track and field
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of the Carl Lewis Estate
Object number
2013.126.48
Restrictions & Rights
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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