Collar stays worn by Eugene Allen

Created by
Unidentified
Worn by
Allen, Eugene, American, 1919 - 2010
Date
1980s
Medium
metal
Dimensions
H x W: 2 1/2 × 1/4 in. (6.4 × 0.7 cm)
Description
Collar stays from a White House butler uniform worn by Eugene Allen. The gold-colored stays each have a pointed end. There are rough areas of wear on the points and near the wider, rounded end.
Place used
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Classification
Clothing-Historical
Type
stays (costume components)
tuxedoes
Topic
Business
Clothing and dress
Government
Labor
Local and regional
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Charles E. Allen in memory of Eugene Allen & Helene Allen
Object number
2018.5.1.10ab
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5f9aa0970-a42b-4cf4-aa52-9406892bf840