Wool sweater for the Eastern Colored League

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Manufactured by
Unidentified
Subject of
Eastern Colored League (ECL), American, 1923 - 1928
Medium
wool, felt, synthetic fiber, and thread
Dimensions
H x W (width- shoulder to shoulder): 24 3/4 × 16 1/2 in. (62.9 × 41.9 cm)
Type
sweaters
Date
1923-1928
Description
An Eastern Colored League wool sweater.
A black sweater with the letters ECL sewn in gold felt and positioned vertically and overlapping on the proper left side. There are six (6) black buttons going down the proper left center of the shirt. There is a small waist pocket on either side of the sweater, at the third button from the bottom. At the bottom of the sweater and each sleeve is a black cuff.
There is a tan manufacturer's label inside the sweater at the back of the neck. It has black text sewn onto it. There is a black rectangular border. There is a circle logo in the middle, splitting up the text. It is a circle with a black shape in the middle. The text reads [THE / SIGN / OF / QUALITY] and the black shape reads [M & H]. The text inside the rectangle reads [Sportsmen's Outfitters / FISHING TACKLE EXPERTS / 430 Market St. Philadelphia].
Topic
African American
Baseball
Clothing and dress
Segregation
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2016.92.1
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Clothing-Historical
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Exhibition
Sports: Leveling the Playing Field
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Community/Third Floor, 3 052
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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