Teal t-shirt for The Angolite worn by Wilbert Rideau

Manufactured by
Fruit of the Loom, founded 1851
Worn by
Rideau, Wilbert, American, born 1942
Subject of
Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola, American, founded 1835
Medium
cotton and polyester
Dimensions
H x W (flat): 27 × 29 in. (68.6 × 73.7 cm)
Type
T-shirts
Place used
West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, United States, North and Central America
Date
1976-2005
Description
A teal t-shirt worn by Wilbert Rideau while incarcerated at Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola. The cotton and polyester blend t-shirt has a printed design on the front chest in black text that reads "THE ANGOLITE / THE PRISON NEWSMAGAZINE" above a black illustration of a ball and chain with an open shackle. A fabric tag for Fruit of the Loom is sewn at the interior center back collar. The letter "W" is handwritten in black ink on the interior back collar above the tag.
Topic
African American
Clothing and dress
Journalism
Justice
Men
Prisons
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Wilbert Rideau and Linda LaBranche
Object number
2016.139.8
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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