White bow tie worn by Cab Calloway

Manufactured by
Unidentified
Worn by
Calloway, Cab, American, 1907 - 1994
Medium
synthetic fiber, metal, and elastic
Dimensions
H x W x D (On form): 3 1/2 × 6 × 5 3/4 in. (8.9 × 15.2 × 14.6 cm)
H x W x D (Flat): 16 5/8 × 2 3/8 × 3/4 in. (42.2 × 6 × 1.9 cm)
Type
bow ties
Date
mid 20th-late 20th century
Description
An off-white pre-tied bow tie made from white textured fabric. The thin band has self fabric extending from behind the bow with one end having a white metal hook and the other end attached to a length of white elastic with a white loop on the end and an adjustable white metal slider along the elastic.
Topic
African American
Clothing and dress
Conductors (Musicians)
Costume
Dance
Jazz (Music)
Singers (Musicians)
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Cabella Calloway Langsam
Object number
2013.237.4.4.3
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Clothing-Costume
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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