US Army green service uniform pants worn by Colin L. Powell

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Manufactured by
Weintraub Brothers Company, Inc., founded 1917
Worn by
General Powell, Colin L., American, born 1937
Subject of
United States Army, American, founded 1775
Medium
polyester with metal and plastic fasteners
Dimensions
H x W x D (on form): 43 × 14 × 11 in. (109.2 × 35.6 × 27.9 cm)
Type
trousers
military uniforms
Place used
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Date
1989-1993
Description
A pair of US Army green service uniform pants worn by Colin L. Powell as General and as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The pants are made from a dark olive green polyester fabric and have straight cut legs that are pressed with a crease down the center front and back. The pants close at the center front waist with a green painted metal zipper, one (1) metal flat hook-and-eye, and one (1) round green plastic button through a self-fabric tab. There are seven (7) self-fabric belt loops around the waistband. The pants have two (2) inset pockets, one at each front waist side seam. Two (2) stripes of black woven tape are sewn down the outer side of each leg. There are two (2) welted pockets, one on each back leg below the waist. The proper left back pocket has a self-fabric loop above it that fastens around one (1) round green plastic button. The pants are only lined at the waistband, with the lining bisected by a white woven tape with a repeating design in black embroidery of rifles and the text "PATRIOT". There is a manufacturer's tag on the proper left back pocket lining with style, fiber content, and care information.
Topic
African American
Clothing and dress
Local and regional
Military
Persian Gulf War, 1991
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of General Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret)
Object number
2016.14.2
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Clothing-Historical
Exhibition
Double Victory: The African American Military Experience
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Community/Third Floor, 3 053
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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