Tuxedo jacket worn by Eugene Allen

Manufactured by
Lewis & Thos. Saltz, Inc., American, founded 1936
Worn by
Allen, Eugene, American, 1919 - 2010
Date
1980s
Medium
wool, satin, thread
Dimensions
H x W x D (flat): 33 × 26 1/4 × 1 9/16 in. (83.8 × 66.7 × 4 cm)
Description
Tuxedo jacket from a White House butler uniform worn by Eugene Allen. The black jacket has satin lapels and a single button closure. There are pockets with flap closures on the front. There are two (2) buttons on the wrist of each sleeve. A clothing label is sewn into the interior. The label has gold-colored thread, which reads [Lewis & Thos. Saltz / Washington] with a logo in the center. Allen’s name is handwritten inside the right breast pocket.
Place used
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Classification
Clothing-Historical
Type
dinner jackets
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
2018.5.1.1
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd57c7ef94e-e325-403c-baa4-d79ec56e2fb1