Santa Clara track singlet used by Tommie Smith

Manufactured by
Russell Athletics, American, founded 1902
Worn by
Smith, Tommie, American, born 1944
Subject of
Santa Clara Valley Youth Village, American, founded 1944
Medium
synthetic fiber
Dimensions
H x W: 29 × 17 3/4 in. (73.7 × 45.1 cm)
Type
sports uniforms
Place used
Santa Clara, California, United States, North and Central America
Date
ca. 1965
Description
A Santa Clara track singlet.
A golden yellow sleeveless shirt. The two sides have a rounded slit at the bottom. There are green letters sewn onto the front. They read [SANTA CLARA]. There is a white manufacturer's label inside the singlet at the neck. It reads [Russell / Southern / Co.] in red with a black "L".
The shirt has several spots, stains, and areas of discoloration. There are also a few loose threads on the bottom of the shirt.
Topic
African American
Athletes
Clothing and dress
Track and field
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Tommie and Delois Smith
Object number
2016.110.4
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Clothing-Historical
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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