Framed set of eight IAAF world record holder plaques awarded to Carl Lewis

Issued by
International Association of Athletics Federation, founded 1912
Received by
Lewis, Carl, American, born 1961
Medium
metal, glass, wood, cloth
Dimensions
Frame: 24 x 24 x 1 1/4 in. (61 x 61 x 3.2 cm)
H x W (World Record Plaques, Each): 3 7/8 x 2 3/4 in. (9.8 x 7 cm)
H x W (Carl Lewis Plaque): 4 x 2 3/4 in. (10.2 x 7 cm)
Type
plaques
Place depicted
Los Angeles, California, United States, North and Central America
Monte Carlo, Monaco, Europe
Zürich, Switzerland, Europe
Tokyo, Japan, Asia
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain, Europe
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Walnut, Los Angeles County, California, United States, North and Central America
Date
1984-1994
Description
Eight (8) small plaques issued by the IAAF recognizing each World Record Carl Lewis set in regulated international competition. Each plaque describes the event, venue, year, record, and individuals associated with the record. Plaques are set against a black background and are housed in a gold painted wood frame. The ninth plaque, situated in the bottom center of the arrangement, reads, [CARL LEWIS/WORLD RECORDS].
Topic
African American
Athletes
Men
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
2013.126.6
Restrictions & Rights
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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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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