USA Track & Field Jim Thorpe Award received by Carl Lewis

Issued by
USA Track & Field, American, founded 1992
Received by
Lewis, Carl, American, born 1961
Manufactured by
Medallic Art Company, Ltd., American, founded 1903
Medium
wood and metal
Dimensions
15 x 11 1/16 x 1 1/4 in. (38.1 x 28.1 x 3.2 cm)
Type
plaques
Place made
Danbury, Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States, North and Central America
Date
1987
Description
A rectangular wooden plaque decorated with engraved bronze awarded to Carl Lewis. The plaque is dominated by a large circular bronze piece engraved with men performing various athletic feats, with latin words and phrases surrounding them. Below this disc is a rectangular plaque engraved with [JIM THORPE AWARD / CARL LEWIS / 1987]. The back of the plaque is undecorated. A hook is positioned at the center top and a small embedded metal disc just below the hook with the manufacturer's information engraved on it.
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
2013.126.9
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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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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