Ensemble associated with Marian Anderson's 1939 Lincoln Memorial concert

Created by
Unidentified
Subject of
Anderson, Marian, American, 1897 - 1993
Date
1939; modified 1993
Medium
Jacket: silk, metal, thread, sequin;
Skirt: nylon velveteen, tulle, metal, cloth
Dimensions
Jacket on form: 26 × 23 × 19 in. (66 × 58.4 × 48.3 cm)
Skirt on form: 44 × 36 × 38 in. (111.8 × 91.4 × 96.5 cm)
Caption
The skirt and the decorative trim on the orange jacket were worn by Marian Anderson in 1939 when she sang at the Lincoln Memorial. In 1993, with Anderson’s permission, the original velvet jacket was remade using silk fabric.
Description
This is a virtual record for the orange tailored silk shantung jacket and black velvet skirt worn by Marian Anderson at her Lincoln Memorial Concert in 1939.
Place used
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Classification
Clothing-Costume
Type
jackets
skirts
Topic
Civil rights
Classical (Music)
Clothing and dress
Fashion
Local and regional
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Ginette DePreist in memory of James DePreist
Object number
2014.27.2
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd56d288877-07f1-4ae9-b80f-4232ee7f278d
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