Jersey for the Cleveland Browns worn and signed by Jim Brown

Manufactured by
King O'Shea, American, founded 1910
Worn by
Brown, Jim, American, born 1936
Signed by
Brown, Jim, American, born 1936
Subject of
Cleveland Browns, American, founded 1945
ca. 1965
cotton, thread, paper, plastic
H x W x D (Flat): 40 3/4 × 24 1/2 × 1/2 in. (103.5 × 62.2 × 1.3 cm)
A long-sleeve Cleveland Browns jersey worn by Jim Brown. The jersey is brown throughout with white and burnt orange accents. A white “32” is sewn on the front and back, with smaller versions of the numbers on the right and left sleeves, close to the shoulder. Circling the sleeves at the elbow is a white stripe with two burnt orange horizontal lines in the middle. “Jim Brown” is written in black ink on the bottom of the number "2" on the front of the jersey. A brown flap hangs off the middle back of the jersey. The flap has two rows of six black plastic buttons. On the other side of the flap are three button holes. A white tag with blue and black type is attached to the interior right sleeve. The rag reads “MEARS / Memorabilia Evaluation and Research Services” at the top and is dated “01/2014.” Next to the date is "Photography / Archiving.” The tag is not original to the object.
Place made
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States, North and Central America
Place used
Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States, North and Central America
Sports: Leveling the Playing Field
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Community/Third Floor, 3 052
sports uniforms
Clothing and dress
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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