Created by
McCullin, Vivian Lucille, American
Subject of
Second Lieutenant McCullin, James L., American, 1919 - 1943
Tuskegee Airmen, 1941 - 1946
99th Pursuit Squadron, American, 1941 - 1949
after 1943
cloth and ink
H x W: 41 x 39 3/4 in. (104.1 x 101 cm)
A quilt made in memory of Lt. James McCullin. The majority of the quilt's background is a tan fabric with a dotted blue floral design. The border of the quilt is navy blue fabric with a dotted tan floral design. In the center of the quilt is a printed photograph of James McCullin dressed as a World War II pilot. Around the portrait are triangular pieces of the blue fabric forming a sunburst pattern. Around the edges of the quilt are pieces of fabric with images and text printed on them. Many of these pieces are McCullin's personal documents such as his diploma, Army certification, and correspondence with the War Department concerning his disappearance in 1943. The images include the plane he flew, his grave, and the building named after him at Kentucky State University.
Place depicted
Frankfort, Franklin County, Kentucky, United States, North and Central America
Tuskegee, Macon County, Alabama, United States, North and Central America
Italy, Europe
Saint Louis County, Missouri, United States, North and Central America
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Tuskegee Airmen
World War II
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift from the McCullin Family, in memory of Second Lieutenant James L. McCullin
Object number
Restrictions & Rights
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